Halladay and Hill Named to AL All-Star Team
Two Blue Jays, pitcher Roy Halladay and second baseman Aaron Hill were named to play in the All-Star Game at St. Louis on July 14 and a third, outfielder Adam Lind, will have a chance to be named to the last roster spot in an online fan vote.
Both Halladay and Hill secured spots in a vote of the players. Halladay was one of eight pitchers named by his peers. While the fans voted for the defending AL MVP Dustin Pedroia as the starter at second base, Hill got the nod on the players' ballot.
Lind is listed on the online ballot for the finals roster spot along with Chone Figgins of the Angels, Brandon Inge of the Tigers, Ian Kinsler of the Rangers and Carlos Pena of the Rays.
For Halladay, it's the sixth time he has been named to the All-Star Game. He was injured in 2005 and did not pitch in 2003, but appeared in games in 2002-06-08. For Hill it is his first time selected.