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Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman was added Sunday to the National League roster for Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium, giving the Dodgers a game-high-equaling six players.

Freeman replaced New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte. Marte was sidelined from last Sunday through Wednesday because of a left groin injury, but has played in three of the Mets’ last four games, missing only the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.

The All-Star selection is the sixth for Freeman, including each of the last four games. An All-Star Game was not played in 2020 due to the delayed start of the season caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Freeman leads Major League Baseball with 114 hits, is second in batting with a .321 average and doubles with 31.

The New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves also have six All-Star selections.

The Dodgers’ other All-Star selections are pitchers Clayton Kershaw, Tony Gonsolin and Tyler Anderson, outfielder Mookie Betts and shortstop Trea Turner. Betts and Turner were both elected as starters.

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