TORONTO -- With a healthy lead in the balloting among American League catchers, Joe Mauer appears to be a lock for the All-Star Game, but the Twins are hoping closer Glen Perkins joins him in New York for the Midsummer Classic.
The rosters will be unveiled on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET on the 2013 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show on FOX. The All-Star Game will be played at Citi Field on July 16.
"We're hoping Perkins has a good shot, and Joe is pretty much a lock," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "So we'll see. We'll find out tomorrow."
Perkins has been impressive this year with a 1.99 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings. The left-hander, who is aiming for his first career All-Star Game appearance, also has 20 saves in 22 chances.