Mon., July 5, 2010 5:55pm (EDT)

Five Braves Named All-Stars
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Photo courtesy of Edgar Treiguts.
Photo courtesy of Edgar Treiguts.
The Atlanta Braves have placed five players on the National League All-Star Team.


At age 20, rookie outfielder Jason Heyward becomes the second-youngest ever to be voted-in as a starter. Currently, he's on the disabled list with a thumb injury, but hopes to be healthy enough to play next week.

Two other Braves players, infielders Martin Prado and Omar Infante are going to their first All-Star games. Prado is the National League's leading hitter with a .336 average. Catcher Brian McCann will make his fifth-straight All-Star appearance. And pitcher Tim Hudson goes for a third time in his career.

The Braves are leaders in the National League's East division with a two-game edge on the New York Mets.

Baseball's All-Star Game is a week from tomorrow in Anaheim, California.