BALTIMORE — A rookie pitcher has been selected as the Baltimore Orioles lone representative in the 2019 Major League Baseball All Star Game.
On Sunday evening, it was announced that left-hander John Means would head to Cleveland to participate in the July 9 game at Progressive Field.
Congratulations to John Means, who has been selected to represent the Orioles at the 2019 All-Star Game! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/rJJ92fReHA— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) June 30, 2019
In a season where the team's on pace to be baseball's leader in losses for two consecutive years, the 26-year-old Means has enjoyed a breakout rookie campaign, posting a record of 7-4 with a 2.50 ERA.
His last start came on Friday coincidentally against Cleveland, where he gave up only one hit over five shutout innings in a 13-0 victory over the Indians.
Prior to this season, Means made only one career Major League appearance, which came in 2018.
Means was drafted by the Orioles in the 11th round of the 2014 draft out of West Virginia.