Loaiza, Everett Named to AL All-Star Team

(SN Report #558) - White Sox ACE Esteban Loaiza and recently acquired outfielder Carl Everett were named to the American League all-star team on Sunday. The rosters were set with Everett being one of 10 reserves and Loaiza being one of six starters.

The 31-year-old Loaiza, who was signed to a minor league deal this past off-season, has emerged as one of baseball's best starters, posting a 11-4 record and 2.28 ERA. He's struck out 99 and walked 31 in 122 1/3 innings.

Everett, 32, had a huge April and May before a long June slump. Despite that, his .272 average, 18 homers and 52 RBIs is enough for him to get selected. Everett was acquired from the Rangers on Tuesday for two or three minor leaguers that will be named later.

Joining Everett and Loaiza may be Frank Thomas, who is one of five candidates on the AL etopps final vote list, which picks the 32nd player via internet voting.

Here is the rest of the 2003 all-star teams:

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C-Jorge Posado, NYY
1B-Carlos Delgado, TOR
2B-Alfonso Soriano, NYY
3B-Troy Glaus, ANA
SS-Alex Rodriguez, TEX
OF-Manny Ramirez, BOS
OF-Hideki Matsui, NYY
OF-Ichiro Suzuki, SEA
DH-Edgar Martinez, SEA

SP-Esteban Loaiza, SOX
SP-Roy Halladay, TOR
SP-Jamie Moyer, SEA
SP-Mark Mulder, OAK
SP-Barry Zito, OAK
SP-C.C. Sabathia, CLE
RP-Eddie Guardado, MIN
RP-Brendan Donnelly, ANA
RP-Keith Foulke, OAK
RP-Lance Carter, TB
RP-Shigetoshi Hasegawa, SEA
RP-Mike MacDougal, KC

C-Ramon Hernandez, OAK
1B-Mike Sweeney, KC
2B-Bret Boone, SEA
3B-Hank Blalock, TEX
SS-Nomar Garciaparra, BOS
OF-Garret Anderson, ANA
OF-Vernon Wells, TOR
OF-Melvin Mora, BAL
OF-Dmitri Young, DET
DH-Carl Everett, SOX

C-Javy Lopez, ATL
1B-Todd Helton, COL
2B-Marcus Giles, ATL
3B-Scott Rolen, STL
SS-Edgar Renteria, STL
OF-Barry Bonds, SF
OF-Albert Pujols, STL
Gary Sheffield, ATL

SP-Kevin Brown, LA
SP-Kerry Wood, CHC
SP-Mark Prior, CHC
SP-Woody Williams, STL
SP-Jason Schmidt, SF
SP-Russ Ortiz, ATL
SP-Randy Wolf, PHI
RP-John Smoltz, ATL
RP-Eric Gagne, LA
RP-Billy Wagner, HOU
RP-Armando Benitez, NYM
RP-Mike Williams, PIT

C-Paul Lo Duca, LA
1B-Richie Sexson, MIL
2B-Jose Vidro, MON
2B-Aaron Boone, CIN
3B-Mike Lowell, FLA
SS-Rafael Furcal, ATL
OF-Andruw Jones, ATL
OF-Preston Wilson, COL
OF-Jim Edmonds, STL
OF-Luis Gonzalez, ARI
OF-Rondell White, SD