San Diego, CA- San Diego Padres closer Huston Street was one of the biggest snubs from this seasons all-star team, until this afternoon when he was added to the National League All-star Team.
According to Corey Brock of Padres.com, Huston Street will replace Tyson Ross on the roster. For Tyson Ross this is his first career All-Star Game selection and he was the Padres only selection to the all-star game, but will be unable to participate in the game due to pitching for the Padres today. Brock also reports that Tyson Ross will still attend the game with family and take part in the pregame festivities and ceremonies and will also be introduced before the game.
Huston Street has been the best closer in all of baseball this season. Street is (1-0) with a 1.05 ERA and is 24 for 25 in save opportunities. Street despite his injuries has converted 80 of 84 save opportunities with the San Diego Padres since being acquired in 2012 from the Colorado Rockies.
For Huston Street this will be his second career All-Star game selection and his second with the San Diego Padres since being named to the National League All-star Team in 2012.
Huston Street is the 28th pitcher in Padres history to be named to the National League all-star team. Huston Street is also the 8th pitcher in the last 10 seasons to be named as the Padres representative to the National League all-star team. The last Padres pitcher to be named to the National League all-star team was closer Huston Street in 2012. Last season shortstop Everth Cabrera was the Padres representative on the National League all-star team.