Devin Williams named to National League All-Star team

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Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Devin Williams, right, meets on the mound with catcher Luke Maile during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Milwaukee will still send two pitchers to the MLB All-Star Game this year.

After Josh Hader pulled out of the game last week, Corbin Burnes was set to be the only Brewer in Los Angeles for the Midsummer Classic. But now reliever Devin Williams will be joining him. ESPN’s Jeff Passan first reported the news Saturday, with the Brewers confirming to the report on Sunday.

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The move comes after many of Williams’ teammates took to social media to call for him to have a spot in the big game. The Missouri native has had a stellar year for the Crew, allowing only seven runs over 35.2 innings pitched.

The 2020 Rookie of the Year, Williams has been a lockdown reliever for the Brewers since the moment he joined the squad. Drafted by the Crew in 2013, he will now head to Los Angeles for his first-ever All-Star Game.