Dodgers News: Cody Bellinger Named To 2019 All-MLB First Team; Hyun-Jin Ryu Makes Second Team
Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star Cody Bellinger reacts after a foul ball
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Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star Cody Bellinger was voted onto the 2019 All-MLB First Team, and Hyun-Jin Ryu earned a selection to the Second Team. They are part of the inaugural teams as MLB moved to recognize players for their performance this past season.

A combination of fan voting and voting from a panel made up of former players, baseball officials, media members and broadcasters determined the choices.

The All-MLB Teams is made up of players from both leagues. Selections consisted of three outfielders named to the first- and second-teams, regardless of which position they play; five starting pitchers and two relievers.

The Dodgers were also represented on the ballot by Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw and Max Muncy. The Houston Astros led all clubs with six players selected to the First or Second Team.

Eleven of the 32 players named to the All-MLB Teams (34.4%) hail from seven countries outside of the United States, including Cuba (three), Dominican Republic (two), Venezuela (two), Aruba (one), Australia (one), Canada (one) and South Korea (one).

In addition, the teams feature six players age 24-or-younger, including Ronald Acuña Jr. (21 years old), Juan Soto (21), Yordan Alvarez (22), Mike Soroka (22), Pete Alonso (24) and Bellinger (24).

Bellinger got off to a historic start at the plate this year and went on to earn a Silver Slugger Award and MVP. He became the first player in Dodgers franchise history to win a Gold Glove, Silver Slugger and MVP in the same season.

Ryu went 14-5 and led the Majors with a 2.32 ERA. He spent much of the season as the National League Cy Young Award favorite but seemingly lost the award due to some regression during the second half.

He finished second in voting and now is a free agent who has been the subject of reported interest from the Dodgers, L.A. Angels, Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays.

2019 All-MLB First Team

C: J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies
1B: Pete Alonso, New York Mets
2B: DJ LeMahieu, New York Yankees
3B: Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals
SS: Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox
OF: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
OF: Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers
OF: Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers
DH: Nelson Cruz, Minnesota Twins
SP: Gerrit Cole, Houston Astros
SP: Justin Verlander, Houston Astros
SP: Jacob deGrom, New York Mets
SP: Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals
SP: Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals
RP: Kirby Yates, San Diego Padres
RP: Josh Hader, Milwaukee Brewers

2019 All-MLB Second Team

C: Yasmani Grandal, Milwaukee Brewers
1B: Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves
2B: Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
3B: Alex Bregman, Houston Astros
SS: Marcus Semien, Oakland Athletics
OF: Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves
OF: Juan Soto, Washington Nationals
OF: Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox
DH: Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros
SP: Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks/Houston Astros
SP: Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers
SP: Jack Flaherty, St. Louis Cardinals
SP: Charlie Morton, Tampa Bay Rays
SP: Mike Soroka, Atlanta Braves
RP: Aroldis Chapman, New York Yankees
RP: Liam Hendriks, Oakland Athletics

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