July 10, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; National League outfielder Melky Cabrera (53) of the San Francisco Giants tries to high five American League infielder Robinson Cano (24) of the New York Yankees as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of the 2012 All Star Game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports via US PRESSWIRE

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Justin Verlander tagged early, Asdrubal Cabrera plays four innings at shortstop.

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MLB All-Star Game Rosters: Cleveland's Asdrubal Cabrera, Chris Perez Each Named To American League Roster

The Cleveland Indians will send a pair of players to the 2012 All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City later this month, as infielder Asdrubal Cabrera and closer Chris Perez were each named to the American League squad as expected.

Cabrera, who is hitting .296 with 11 home runs, will join fellow middle infielders Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus as reserves off the bench, as the Yankees duo of Robinson Cano and Derek Jeter will each man the 2B-SS starting positions for AL manager Ron Washington.

The outspoken Perez is one of five relief pitchers on the team, and will make his second consecutive trip to baseball's midseason event as the Indians closer. Perez is tied with Baltimore's Jim Johnson for the AL lead in saves with 23, and has really cut down drastically on his walks en route to a career-best 1.02 WHIP at the moment.

Here are the full American League rosters:

Mike Napoli - C
Prince Fielder - 1B
Robinson Cano - 2B
Derek Jeter - SS
Adrian Beltre - 3B
Josh Hamilton - LF
Curtis Granderson - CF
Jose Bautista - RF
David Ortiz - DH

Adam Jones - OF
Matt Wieters - C
Adam Dunn - 1B
Paul Konerko - 1B
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Miguel Cabrera - 3B
Billy Butler - DH
Mike Trout - OF
Mark Trumbo - 1B
Joe Mauer - C
Elvis Andrus - SS
Ian Kinsler - 2B

Matt Harrison - SP
Joe Nathan - RP
Felix Hernandez - SP
Ryan Cook - RP
Justin Verlander - SP
C.C. Sabathia - SP (Replaced by C.J. Wilson - SP)
Jered Weaver - SP
Jim Johnson - RP
Chris Sale - SP
Chris Perez - RP
Fernando Rodney - RP
David Price - SP

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