The new additions in the All-Stars are expected to add to a strong group of starters, with some key pieces of the rotation already confirmed.
For starters, the Dodgers have signed right-hander Luis Severino to a one-year, $10.75MM contract, while the Astros will also sign outfielder Jorge Alfaro to a minor league deal.
Meanwhile, the Braves have also signed left-hander Jeff Samardzija to a contract worth $5MM, while both the Mets and Braves have added right-handed pitchers Kyle Barraclough and Chris Johnson to their rosters.
The Cubs, meanwhile, have added left-handed reliever Kyle Lohse to their roster, while their first-round pick, pitcher Ryan Webb, is scheduled to begin his pro debut on Sunday against the Yankees.
Other notable additions include outfielder/outfielder Yoan Moncada, outfielder/first baseman Anthony Rizzo, and left-handers Yoan Mota and Yoan Lopez.
Here’s a look at the All Star rosters for each of the major league clubs:Los Angeles Dodgers: OF Alex Guerrero (AAA) – $5.75M (via Twitter) The Dodgers were able to add Guerrero to their team with their signing of veteran outfielder Andrew Heaney.
Heaney, 28, has been an All-star in three of the last four seasons with the Marlins, and he was a finalist for the Roberto Clemente Award in 2016.
Guerrero, 31, is hitting .308/.366/.475 with 16 home runs and 59 RBIs in 521 games in his career.
Oakland Athletics: RHP Tyler Skaggs (AAA)- $4.75-$6.25MM (Via Twitter)Oakland’s addition of skipper Sonny Gray to the roster gives the A’s depth in the bullpen, and they could also see a return to the rotation with right-hander Josh Johnson, who has made three starts for Oakland.
Miami Marlins: LHP Drew Smyly (AAA)(via Twitter)- $5-6.75/day-1 (via Twitter)(via @SmylyMarlins) Smyl is the Marlins third overall pick in the 2011 draft and spent his entire career in Double-A.
He spent three years in the majors, compiling a 7-12 record with a 3.40 ERA and a 3:4 K/BB ratio in 158 1/3 innings.
St. Louis Cardinals: RHP Alex Reyes (AAA (AAA))- $4MM – ($6MM with club option) (Twitter) Reyes is coming off a season in which he pitched to a 2.96 ERA with 8.8 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 in 44.1 innings pitched.
Atlanta Braves: RHP Brandon Beachy (AAA-1.75) – $2.75-4MM (via Instagram) Bathy’s arrival adds a veteran starter to Atlanta’s bullpen.
Battista, 29, has thrown the ball 617.1⅔ innings in his professional career, and his 4.50 ERA and 3.11 K/3 BB ratio are his best in years.
Chicago Cubs: OF Jose Peraza (AA-1-year) -$3.75 (Facebook) Peraza, 24, has spent the last two seasons with Class AAA Charlotte.
His career slash line is .265/.341/.521 with nine homers, 23 doubles, four triples, and 18 steals in 539 games.
Kansas City Royals: OF Mike Moustakas (AAA(AAA)) (twitter.com/MikeMoustakosMets) Moustas, 25, has pitched to an 11-8 record in the past two seasons, posting a 3-3 record with an 8.14 ERA in 115 1/2 innings pitched this season.
Minnesota Twins: RHP Adam Ottavino (AAA)/RHP Kyle Kendrick (AAA)”I am excited to join the Minnesota Twins organization and am thankful to the fans for giving me the opportunity to sign here,” Ottavio said in a statement.
“The Twin Cities is a great place to live, work, and play.
I look forward to playing in front of my fans, and hopefully helping the Twins reach the playoffs for the first time in three years.”
New York Mets: RHP Nick Tepesch (AAA)*- $5-$6MM (Twitter)Tepesach is coming over from Double-Sox.
He pitched to 4.91 ERA and 4.75 K/8 in 19 1/4 innings in 2017, and has a career strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.4.
Pittsburgh Pirates: RHP Andrew Suarez (AAA – 1.25