Jose Reyes will start at shortstop for the National League in the All-Star Game -- if he can play.
Reyes overcame an approximately 245,000-vote deficit in the last week of voting to beat out Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and gain the starting bid. Florida's Hanley Ramirez started at shortstop for the National League each of the past three All-Star Games.
Of course, it's unknown at this point whether Reyes will be able to play in the game. He left Saturday's game vs. the Yankees with tightness in his left hamstring and the team is still awaiting the results of an MRI. Reyes previously missed the 2006 and 2010 games because of injuries.
The Mets' leadoff hitter will be making his second All-Star Game start and it's his fourth selection to the game, which is the most in team history for a shortstop.
Reyes is hitting a league-best .354 with a league-high 124 hits. He leads the National League with 65 runs scored and is second in MLB in steals with 30. He's a NL MVP candidate at this point.
Joining Reyes in Arizona will be right fielder Carlos Beltran, who made the squad for the sixth time and his fifth time as a member of the Mets. His five appearances as a Mets outfielder are second behind Darryl Strawberry, who was named seven times.
Beltran is hitting .281 with 12 home runs and 54 RBIs this season.
The NL starting lineup will feature Atlanta Catcher Brian McCann, Milwaukee first baseman Prince Fielder, Milwaukee second baseman Rickie Weeks, Philadelphia third baseman Placido Polanco, St. Louis outfielder Lance Berkman, Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp, Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Bruan and Reyes.
The NL reserves and pitching staff will be Beltran, Arizona outfielder Justin Upton, Houston outfielder Hunter Pence, St. Louis outfielder Matt Holliday, Cincinnati outfielder Jay Bruce, Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto, Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina, San Francisco reliever Brian Wilson, Braves reliever Jonny Venters, Pirates reliever Joel Hanrahan, Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard, San Diego reliever Heath Bell, San Francisco reliever Ryan Vogelsong, San Francisco starter Tim Lincecum, Philadelphia starter Cliff Lee, Philadelphia starter Roy Halladay, Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw, Braves starter Jair Jurrjens, Philadelphia starter Cole Hamels and San Francisco starter Matt Cain.