By Sam Bush
If you watch the major league all-star game next week, you will see only one member of the woeful Phillies.
Closer Jonathan Papelbon is heading to Cincinnati.
Papelbon earned his sixth career All-Star selection last night, as he will represent the Phillies at the 2015 in Great American Ball Park on July 14.
Papelbon, 34, has converted 14 of 14 save opportunities for the last-place Phillies this season, posting a 1.65 ERA in 30 appearances.
Interim manager Pete Mackanin said Papelbon deserved a spot on the National League roster.
“The save numbers aren’t there, but when you look at the other numbers, he’s been very efficient,” Mackanin said via Philly.com. “He’s the first guy that comes to mind. I don’t know if there’s anyone else. He would be a guy that I would have to believe is under consideration.”