TSN names Tulowitzki as NL's best at short

TSN names Tulowitzki as NL's best at short

TSN names Tulowitzki as NL's best at short
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been named to the Sporting News National League All-Star team, which was released Thursday.

Tulowitzki was selected by voting from a 55-member panel of Major League executives, with just one player named at each position on both the National and American League teams.

Tulowitzki, who turned 27 after the season, hit .302 with 30 home runs and a career-high 105 RBIs in 143 games to complete a season in which he started his first AL All-Star Game.

He's joined on the NL team by catcher Brian McCann of the Braves, first baseman Prince Fielder and outfielder Ryan Braun of the Brewers, second baseman Brandon Phillips of the Reds, third baseman Aramis Ramirez of the Cubs, outfielder Matt Kemp and starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers, outfielder Justin Upton of the D-backs and reliever Craig Kimbrel of the Braves.

Kemp was the only unanimous selection in the NL.

Tigers ace Justin Verlander was the lone unanimous selection in the AL as the starting pitcher. He was joined by battery mate Alex Avila at catcher.

Also on the AL squad are outfielder Curtis Granderson, second baseman Robinson Cano and reliever Mariano Rivera of the Yankees, outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and designated hitter David Ortiz of the Red Sox, outfielder Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays, third baseman Adrian Beltre of the Rangers and shortstop Asdrubral Cabrera of the Indians.

Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.