Baseball

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher and former Mississippi State pitcher Brandon Woodruff throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Thursday.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Brandon Woodruff became the 10th former Mississippi State baseball player to make the Major League All-Star roster on Saturday.

Woodruff, a starting pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, was added to the roster as a replacement for teammate Josh Hader, who has back stiffness.

This is the first All-Star appearance for Woodruff, who has a 10-3 record and a 3.91 earned run average for the Brewers.

Woodruff joins an impressive list of Bulldogs who have been All-Stars. Will Clark and Jonathan Papelbon have the most All-Stars appearances with six each, while Rafael Palmeiro has four, Dave “Boo” Ferris and Buddy Myer have two each, and Jeff Brantley, Sammy Ellis, Mitch Moreland and Bobby Thigpen have one each. Moreland was a part of last year’s All-Star Game.

For more on All-Star replacements, see Sunday's Starkville Daily News.

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