The Rangers All-Stars aren't the only players you can cheer for in the Major League Baseball All-Star game in Phoenix. A pair of local pitchers will play in Tuesday night's game.
Clayton Kershaw and Jordan Walden were teammates on the D-BAT Mustangs, an amateur baseball organization out of Carrollton.
Kershaw is a 23-year-old left-handed pitcher from Highland Park. He made the National League after playing well for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The 23-year-old Walden is a Mansfield High School alum. He replaces Mariano Rivera on the American League Roster. Walden is in the midst of his rookie season as closer for the Angels.
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The two played three seasons together with the D-BAT Mustangs up until the 2006 Major League draft.
D-BAT President Cade Griffis is proud of the former Mustangs."This is a tremendous honor for our organization, and is a testimony to the high quality of baseball played here in the DFW Metroplex," said Griffis.