ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers had three players selected for the American League All-Star team announced Saturday.
It's the sixth All-Star selection for Nathan. It's the second for Darvish and Cruz.
"Any time you get to go to those these, it's an honor," Nathan said. "Especially being able to come over to a new team and be able to make the signing show they trust you to come out and perform and do it on the field, that means a lot too. Even though it's the sixth time, it's special, especially going back to New York that's special too, going back to my hometown."
Cruz leads all AL outfielders with 21 home runs and 65 RBIs. He is batting .268 and has played in 83 of the Rangers' 86 games.
"It's more special because it's in New York," Cruz said. "My family will be there and friends."
Former Ranger Chris Davis, who leads the majors with 33 home runs, will start at first base. He was the leading vote-getter.
Tanner Scheppers is eligible for the Final Vote, determined by the fans. He has a 1.48 ERA, sixth lowest among AL relievers. He is tied for fourth in the AL with five relief wins and is tied for fourth with 17 holds.
Darvish was fourth in pitcher voting. Nathan was third among relievers in voting behind Rivera and Jesse Crain.