Phils sending three to KC: Chooch, Hamels and Papelbon
But the five-time reigning NL East champs will be represented well at the All-Star Game at Kansas City's Kauffman in two weeks.
The Phils will send a trio of players to KC: catcher Carlos Ruiz, closer Jonathan Papelbon and starting pitcher Cole Hamels.
Ruiz did not win the fan vote, and thus, will not start.
The All-Star appearance is the first of Ruiz's career. He entered Sunday leading all major league players in hitting (.358) and ranked third among an NL players in OPS (1.008), third in on-base percentage (.423) and fifth in slugging (.585).
Ruiz's nine home runs in the first 80 games of the season surpassed his previous career high (nine home runs in 107 games in 2009).
The All-Star appearance is the fifth for Papelbon and the first since 2009. In his first season with the Phillies, Papelbon has converted 18-of-19 save opportunities and leads then NL with 30 games finished.
Hamels will be making his third trip to an All-Star Game and second straight. Hamels is 10-4 with a 3.08 ERA in 16 starts. He ranked third in the NL in innings (111) and fourth in strikeouts (111).