Jeffress added as Brewers' 5th All-Star – MLB.com

PITTSBURGH — After the Brewers-Pirates game on Thursday, Major League Baseball announced that lights-out reliever Jeremy Jeffress was named to his first career All-Star team. The Brewers now have a franchise-record five All-Stars.

“It just means that I know I can overcome anything that I go through,” Jeffress said. “Because I’ve been through so much. Just to start off the year with a great first half, and to be in this moment right now. Words can’t even express how I feel.”

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PITTSBURGH — After the Brewers-Pirates game on Thursday, Major League Baseball announced that lights-out reliever Jeremy Jeffress was named to his first career All-Star team. The Brewers now have a franchise-record five All-Stars.

“It just means that I know I can overcome anything that I go through,” Jeffress said. “Because I’ve been through so much. Just to start off the year with a great first half, and to be in this moment right now. Words can’t even express how I feel.”

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Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell had put in a call this week to help Jeffress join a group of four Milwaukee players headed to the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard (Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. CT on FOX), and Counsell got his wish.

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Counsell called National League manager Dave Roberts to put in a good word for Jeffress, who entered the Brewers’ final series before the break with a 0.99 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in 44 appearances.

“As soon as JJ wasn’t included on the team, the first thing I was looking at was — there’s always some ‘unable to pitch’ guys,” Counsell said. “His name has to go to the top of the list [of replacements]. There are other guys’ names that

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