AUDIO: Buxton and Arraez named to All-Star Game

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MINNEAPOLIS, M.N. ( — Outfielder Byron Buxton and first baseman Luis Arraez were named as reserves for the American League squad at the MLB All-Star Game to be played on July 19 at Dodger Stadium.

Buxton says he was shocked to receive the All-Star nod:

Buxton says being named to the All-Star game is an honor:

Arraez says he almost cried:

Arraez says making the All-Star Game was a goal for him:

The pair received the news in a team meeting prior to Minnesota’s series finale against the Rangers on Sunday afternoon.