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MLB All-Star Futures Game 2018: Date, start time, rosters, how to watch

13 July 2018

The 89th Midsummer Classic, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries.

Here's all you need to know about the 2018 All-Star Futures Game.

The MLB All-Star rosters are officially set and, as expected, a few teams stood out on Sunday. As the current collective bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and MLBPA states, the victor of the game will not earn home field advantage in the World Series as it did in the past.

The All-Star selection features a great mix of youth, upcoming stars and heavy hitters.

Under the current system, the players received their paper ballots on June 15 and returned them shortly thereafter, about three weeks before the teams were named. He has struck out 46 batters and has allowed 35 hits in those innings. His teammate Chris Archer was none too pleased to see Snell's omission from this year's game. Hinch's Astros staff - including second hitting coach Jeff Albert, first base coach Alex Cintron, bench coach Joe Espada, hitting coach Dave Hudgens, third base coach Gary Pettis, pitching coach Brent Strom and bullpen coach Doug White - will also work with the AL All-Stars.

Five players each were also selected from the Cleveland Indians who lead Central table, five players from the Red Sox who lead the Eastern table and four players from the New York Yankees. Altuve will be just the second Astros player to start four All-Star games, joining Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, who started four straight for the NL squad from 1995-98 (all at second base). Jose Ramirez, Michael Brantley, Francisco Lindor, Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer will represent the Cleveland Indians at the game. It's second best is 11-year pro Jed Lowrie, who is being bumped from this year's game for New York Yankees rookie Gleyber Torres. With more time, the players would make more informed decisions.

MLB All-Star Futures Game 2018: Date, start time, rosters, how to watch