Milwaukee Brewers tie franchise-record five All-Star Game nominations after Narvaez, Peralta added to All-Star roster
MILWAUKEE -- The NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers are adding two more players to the 2021 All-Star Game.
Catcher Omar Narváez and pitcher Freddy Peralta have been added to the All-Star rosters as replacements for players who have opted out of the Midsummer Classic for injury or personal reasons.
The addition of Narvaez to the All-Star Game roster earns Milwaukee a franchise-record five All-Stars for the third time, all consecutively: 2018, 2019 and 2021.
Narvaez became the newest All-Star on Saturday, July 10, after St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina becomes the latest player to back out of the All-Star Game.
The Brewers catcher ranks second among major-league catchers with a .316 batting average (while behind the plate), .414 on-base percentage and .912 OPS.
Freddy Peralta will replace fellow Brewers pitcher and teammate Brandon Woodruff in the National League lineup for the All-Star Game.
Woodruff will be unavailable for the game due to recovery concerns following a scheduled pitching start on Sunday, July 11, against the Reds
Peralta has been dominant this season and was considered an All-Star-snub before he was named as a replacement.
After 93 innings, Peralta is second among MLB qualifiers with a .132 opponents' average, fifth with a 35.4 percent strikeout rate, seventh with a 0.90 WHIP and ninth with a 2.23 ERA.
Pitchers Brandon Woodruff, Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader are the original three Brewers to earn All-Star Game nominations.