A’s Jed Lowrie named to All-Star team as a replacement

HOUSTON — It’s official: Jed Lowrie will be right where he should be next Tuesday, representing the A’s at the All-Star Game in Washington, D.C., and playing alongside Mike Trout, reigning MVP Jose Altuve and major-league home run leader J.D. Martinez.

“Those guys are all great players,” Lowrie said Tuesday at Minute Maid Park after being named to the American League team. “But if you look at what I’ve done this year, I feel like I belong.”

As The Chronicle had reported Monday, Lowrie finished third in the players’ voting behind Altuve and Yankees rookie Gleyber Torres, so the A’s second baseman was the automatic replacement for Torres, who is on the disabled list with a hip strain.
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