Billy Butler is the Kansas City Royals' representative in the 2012 MLB All-Star game, to take place at Kauffman Stadium on July 10.
Butler was a player selection of American League All-Star manager, Ron Washington (Texas Rangers).
Washington's seven selections, in conjunction with MLB, included Twins catcher Joe Mauer, Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus and designated hitter Billy Butler of the Royals. Washington's pitching selections are A's reliever Ryan Cook, Rangers starter Matt Harrison, Mariners starter Felix Hernandez and Rangers reliever Joe Nathan.
"I think just having a full squad with the best that the American League has to offer will probably make a difference," Washington said on TBS. "We just had some injuries last year, and a few guys pitched on Sunday and couldn't play. When you look at that National League squad, they were strong, and I'm hoping to be as strong this year and hopefully we can do better."
In addition to Butler, the Royals have the opportunity to ...