MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 30: Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run scoring teammate Carlos Gomez #27 during the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 30, 2012 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
The All Star rosters were announced at noon today and, in a surprising development, Ryan Braun will not start and Zack Greinke isn't going.
Melky Cabrera edged out Braun at the last moment to receive the third spot in the NL outfield, denying Braun his fourth consecutive start. Braun leads all NL players with 22 home runs this season and is hitting .313/.394/.611. He is the Brewers' second five-time All Star, joining Cecil Cooper. Robin Yount was only selected to three.
Zack Greinke, meanwhile, has posted a 2.82 ERA and struck out 102 batters in 102 innings in 2012 but won't be going back to Kansas City for the contest. Greinke may not have been available to pitch because of the timing of the game, so maybe that's why he was left out.
This is the first time since 2005 (Carlos Lee) that the Brewers only had one player selected to the game.