HOUSTON | Morton added to AL All-Star roster
HOUSTON — Houston right-hander Charlie Morton was added to the American League All-Star team on Friday, giving the Astros a major league-leading six players in next week’s game.
Morton joins fellow starters Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole on the squad, which also features Houston second baseman Jose Altuve, outfielder George Springer and third baseman Alex Bregman. Manager A.J. Hinch is managing the AL team.
It’s the first career selection for the 34-year-old Morton, who is in his 11th major league season.