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Tigers' Cabrera named Sporting News All-Star

The Detroit News
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera.

Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was named to the Sporting News’ American League All-Star team on Wednesday.

Cabrera, who hit .316 with 38 homers and 108 RBIs (4.9 WAR), beat out the Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion and White Sox Jose Abreu at the position.

The team was chosen by a panel of 29 American League executives prior to the postseason, according to the Sporting News.

Michael Fulmer was named the AL Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News earlier in the week.

Sporting News American League 2016 All-Star team

Catcher: Salvador Perez, Royals

First baseman: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers

Second baseman: Jose Altuve, Astros

Third baseman: Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays

Shortstop: Francisco Lindor, Indians

Outfield: Mike Trout, Angels

Outfield: Mookie Betts, Red Sox

Outfield: Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox

Designated hitter: David Ortiz, Red Sox

Starting pitcher: Corey Kluber, Indians

Relief pitcher: Zach Britton, Orioles