reliever has been rewarded for his stellar first half, being for the first time.
Jeffress replacescloser on the NL roster, who landed on the Tuesday thanks to an inflamed left toe.
“It just means I know I can overcome anything I go through, because I’ve been through so much,” the nine-year veteran told. “It’s exciting. I don’t even know what to say right now. It’s a great feeling.”
The All-Star berth culminates a remarkable rebound season for Jeffress, who’s shaken off his dismal 2017 campaign to become an indispensable and virtually unhittable member of the Brewers’ bullpen. In 44 appearances this season, the 30-year-old has posted a minuscule 0.84 WHIP, while striking out 47 batters, and walking just 13. His 0.99 ERA is the lowest among all qualified National League relievers.
Jeffress’ selection means that the Brewers will have a franchise-record five All-Stars at this year’s contest in Washington, D.C. He’ll be joined at the Midsummer Classic by teammates, , , and final vote winner .
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