Originally posted on Philly Sports Live  |  Last updated 7/1/12

After weeks and weeks of countless voting, Carlos Ruiz finally got the respect he deserved and will be playing in the 2012 Mid-Summer Classic in Kansas City, alongside teammates Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon. For Ruiz, he will be representing the National League for the first time in his seven year career. Hamels will return to the All-Star game for the second year in a row, third time overall. Papelbon is back for a fifth time in his career, first with Philadelphia.

If Carlos Ruiz did not make the All-Star game, many fans would have been shocked. Chooch entered Sundays game vs the Miami Marlins leading both American and National Leagues in hitting batting .358. He is also ranked third in on-base percentage (.423) eighth in slugging percentage  (.585) and fourth in OPS (1.008). Ruiz is one of the few bright spots for the Phillies this season.

Below are the starters and reserves for both American and National Leagues:

American League

Starters C Mike Napoli, TEX 1B Prince Fielder, DET 2B Robinson Cano, NYY 3B Adrian Beltre, TEX SS Derek Jeter, NYY OF Josh Hamilton, TEX OF Curtis Granderson, NYY OF Jose Bautista, TOR DH David Ortiz, BOS Pitchers RHP Ryan Cook, OAK LHP Matt Harrison, TEX RHP Felix Hernandez, SEA RHP Jim Johnson, BAL RHP Joe Nathan, TEX RHP Chris Perez, CLE LHP David Price, TB RHP Fernando Rodney, TB LHP CC Sabathia, NYY LHP Chris Sale, CWS RHP Justin Verlander, DET RHP Jered Weaver, LAA LHP C.J. Wilson, LAA Reserves C Joe Mauer, MIN C Matt Wieters, BAL SS Elvis Andrus, TEX SS Asdrubal Cabrera, CLE 3B Miguel Cabrera, DET 2B Ian Kinsler, TEX 1B Paul Konerko, CWS OF Adam Jones, BAL OF Mike Trout, LAA OF Mark Trumbo, LAA DH Billy Butler, KC DH Adam Dunn, CWS

National League

Starters C Buster Posey, SF 1B Joey Votto, CIN 2B Dan Uggla, ATL SS Rafael Furcal, STL 3B Pablo Sandoval, SF OF Melky Cabrera, SF OF Carlos Beltran, STL OF Matt Kemp, LAD Pitchers RHP Matt Cain, SF LHP Aroldis Chapman, CIN RHP R.A. Dickey, NYM LHP Gio Gonzalez, WAS LHP Cole Hamels, PHI RHP Joel Hanrahan, PIT LHP Clayton Kershaw, LAD RHP Craig Kimbrel, ATL RHP Lance Lynn, STL LHP Wade Miley, ARI RHP Jonathan Papelbon, PHI RHP Stephen Strasburg, WAS RHP Huston Street, SD Reserves C Yadier Molina, STL C Carlos Ruiz, PHI 1B Bryan LaHair, CHC 2B Jose Altuve, HOU SS Starlin Castro, CHC SS Ian Desmond, WAS 3B David Wright, NYM OF Ryan Braun, MIL OF Jay Bruce, CIN OF Carlos Gonzalez, COL OF Andrew McCutchen, PIT OF Giancarlo Stanton, MIA
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