KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Red Sox manager Alex Cora gathered his players together before Sunday’s game against Kansas City to announce who among them had been selected to the American League All-Star team.
There was applause for Mookie Betts, Craig Kimbrel, J.D. Martinez, and Chris Sale, all obvious choices. Cora waited until the end to say that first baseman Mitch Moreland would join them. That’s when the room got noisy. David Price immediately hopped up and hugged Moreland with others following.
“I think out of everyone who made it, the entire clubhouse was most pleased with knowing that Mitch was going to the All-Star Game,’’ Kimbrel said. “We’re all excited for him.’’