SAN DIEGO (CNS) - With All-Star Game banners and logos sprouting up around San Diego this week, the first Major League Baseball-sanctioned event is scheduled Thursday with the opening of Play Ball Park in the East Village.
Major League Baseball announced that former University of San Diego baseball star Kris Bryant will start at third base in next week's All-Star Game at Petco Park, one of four Chicago Cubs to start in the National League infield. Bryant will be joined by first baseman Anthony Rizzo, a former Padre, second baseman Ben Zobrist and shortstop Addison Russell.
Other National League starters include San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and outfielders Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals, Yoenis Cespedis of the New York Mets and Dexter Fowler of the Cubs.
The American League starting lineup is highlighted by designated hitter David Ortiz. The leading AL vote-getter was Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez.
The venue will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sunday in front of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel, One Park Blvd. Monday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
Among the scheduled free programs are skills instruction from USA Softball, games run by the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and coaches training by the Positive Coaching Alliance.
The MLB All-Star FanFest is set to open Friday at the San Diego Convention Center, where more than 40 former players will offer instruction and take part in question-and-answer sessions.
The FanFest will also include artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, batting cages, and activities like home run derbies, fielding and base stealing.
Baseball's All-Star Game is scheduled for Tuesday at Petco Park.
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