HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Reliever Chris Devenski is added to the American League All-Star roster, giving the Astros a club-record six All-Stars.
This is Devenski’s first trip to the All-Star Game, in just his second year in the Major Leagues.
“Oh man, I’m super-stoked. I’m super proud,” Devenski said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.
“I’m filled with a lot of joy, excited. It’s an honor.”
Devesnki will never forget the moment when he was told he is an All Star for the first time in his career.
“It was kind of like when I got called up,” Devenski said. “It was an exciting feeling, lot of butterflies, just happy.”
Devenski joins Dallas Keuchel (will not play due to injury), Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Lance McCullers Jr. and George Springer as Houston Astros All Stars.
“The amazing thing is that we have other players besides these six that very easily could be All Stars…(Marwin) Gonzalez, (Josh) Reddick, (Brian) McCann and (Ken) Giles to name a few,” said Jeff Luhnow, Astros general manager, in a text message.
“It’s an honor, and it speaks to the depth on this club.”
Devenski has been one of the best pitchers in the game since he was called up to the Big Leagues in 2016.
Since his debut Devenski is second in the Majors in ERA (2.14) and WHIP (0.87), behind only Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw.
He is also second in the Majors in opponent batting average (.185) to Nationals star Max Scherzer.