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Corey Seager, Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen named NL All-Stars

All three were selected by player vote.

Photo: Jon SooHoo | LA Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- As expected, the Dodgers had three players selected to the National League All-Star team on Tuesday, with Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager and Kenley Jansen all getting named to the team.

For Seager and Jansen, this is their first All-Star selection. Kershaw will not pitch because of the herniated disc in his back.

Kershaw was named to the All-Star team for the sixth straight year, though he will certainly be replaced since he is currently on the disabled list with a herniated disc in his back. Kershaw (2011-2016) joins Sandy Koufax (1961-1966) and Fernando Valenzuela (1981-1986) as the only Dodgers pitchers with six straight All-Star appearances.

Kershaw received the most votes from players among starting pitchers, beating out Jake Arrieta 370 to 362.

Seager is the seventh Dodgers rookie All-Star and the second in two years. Joc Pederson made the All-Star team in 2015, and after a pair of injuries ended up starting for the National League in right field. The other Dodgers rookie All-Stars are Don Newcombe (1949), Fernando Valenzuela (1981), Steve Sax (1982), Mike Piazza (1993) and Hideo Nomo (1995).

At 22 years, 69 days old, Seager is the youngest All-Star position player in franchise history, narrowly beating outfielder Pete Reiser, who was 22 years, 113 days old in 1941.

Seager finished third in the fan voting at NL shortstop behind starter Addison Russell and Rockies shortstop Trevor Story. But the players voted Seager the top shortstop in the NL, which was how he was selected.

Jansen is the first Dodgers relief pitcher to make an All-Star team since Hong-Chih Kuo in 2010, and the first Dodgers closer to make the All-Star team since Jonathan Broxton in 2009.

Jansen received the second-most votes from players among NL relievers, with 162 votes to Jeurys Familia's 187.

The All-Star Game will be played next Tuesday, July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego.