The Orioles have four players going to Cincinnati for next week’s All-Star Game. Zach Britton, Adam Jones and Manny Machado and Darren O’Day have been chosen as reserves for the American League team.
Jones, who finished seventh in voting among outfielders, is going for the fifth time, Machado, who came in third in third base voting, goes for the second time, and Britton gets his first trip.
In 2013 and 2014, Jones was the starting centerfielder for the AL, and this year, despite missing 11 games because of injuries, he’s batting .286 with 10 home runs and 38 RBIs.
Machado, who was named to the team in 2013, celebrates his 23rd birthday with the news that he’s a reserve. He’s batting .299 with 17 home runs and 49 RBIs. He also has 13 stolen bases.
Britton and O’Day are first time selections.
Britton, who was converted to a reliever last year, has 23 saves in 24 chances, and has allowed just one home run in 34 1/3 innings.
O’Day is 5-0 with a 1.14 ERA. He’s given up just 18 hits in 31 2/3 innings.
The Orioles have had multiple All-Stars for the last four seasons.