Dave Roberts Joining Brian Snitker’s National League Coaching Staff For 2022 MLB All-Star Game

MLB announced the honorary coaches and staffs for the 2022 All-Star Game, which will be played on Tuesday, July 19, at Dodger Stadium.

National League manager Brian Snitker of the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves invited Washington Nationals skipper Dave Martinez and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dave Roberts to be part of his coaching staff.

That means the NL staff will be comprised of the last three World Series championship managers. Roberts, now in his seventh season as manager of the Dodgers, led the NL in three consecutive All-Star Games (2018, 2019 and 2021). The 10-year Major Leaguer guided the Dodgers to the 2020 World Series title, which was the club’s first since 1988.

Martinez served as an All-Star coach in 2009, 2017 and 2018, when he served on the staffs of the Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago Cubs and Nationals, respectively. The 16-year Major Leaguer is in his fourth season as manager of the Nationals and led the club to the 2019 World Series championship — their first since 1924.

For the American League, Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker has asked four-time All-Star Willie Horton to serve as an honorary coach. Troy Snitker, the son of Brian, will also serve as Baker’s hitting coach.

Horton played 18 years in the Major Leagues, including from 1963-1977 with the Detroit Tigers, and batted .273 with 325 home runs and 1,163 RBI. He was a key part of their 1968 World Series Championship, batting .285 with career-best totals of 36 home runs and a .543 slugging percentage in the regular season.

Horton ranks fifth in Tigers’ history with 262 home runs and 10th with 886 RBI, and his No. 23 was retired by the organization in 2000. He currently serves as special assistant to the executive vice president of baseball operations & general manager of the Tigers.

The athletic trainers for the NL will be Thomas Albert of the Dodgers and PJ Mainville of the Cubs. Nate Shaw of the Arizona Diamondbacks will manage the NL’s strength and conditioning.

The AL’s athletic trainers will be Brad Pearson of the Boston Red Sox and Michael Sandoval of the Rays. Brett McCabe of the New York Yankees will oversee the AL’s strength and conditioning duties.

Dodgers’ Turner & Betts remain on track to start All-Star Game

The latest 2022 MLB All-Star Game voting update has Dodgers teammates Mookie Betts and Trea Turner still on track to start at Dodger Stadium. Betts leads all National League players with 2,270,566 votes, and Turner is pacing NL shortstops with 1,369,759 votes.

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