More changes to the All-Star rosters are coming.
Zack Greinke and Torey Lovullo just announced to the clubhouse that he will be replacing Jon Lester on the All star team— Jody Jackson (@Jody_Jackson) July 12, 2018
With Lester pitching on Sunday for the Cubs against the San Diego Padres, he's ineligible to compete in the Midsummer Classic, thus the reason behind Greinke replacing him on the team.
This will be Greinke's fifth All-Star selection. This is the second time in his career he's made it in back-to-back years.
Zack Greinke added to the NL All-Star team https://t.co/oP7YGkbboP— Rotoworld Baseball (@Rotoworld_BB) July 12, 2018
Greinke is having a pretty good season that's flown under the radar. In 19 starts, the 34-year-old right-hander has a 9-5 record with a 3.39 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. Greinke also has better than a strikeout per inning, racking up 117 strikeouts over 114 innings.
The Diamondbacks ace will make his final start before the All-Star break on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves.