NEW YORK — Boston’s Brock Holt, who has played seven positions this season and hit for the cycle on June 16, was the lone member of the Red Sox named to the American League All-Star team. Holt was named as a reserve Monday.

Also, Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts was one of five players on the AL fan ballot for the 34th and final roster spot.

Holt has been a valuable member for the AL East last-place Red Sox. He has played 66 games this season, seeing time at all outfield and infield positions. He is batting .295 with 30 runs, 21 RBI and two homers for the Red Sox.

Bogaerts is joined in the AL final-spot ballot by Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas, Detroit outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, Minnesota second baseman Brian Dozier and Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner. The NL ballot includes pitchers Johnny Cueto of Cincinnati, Jeurys Familia of the Mets, Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Carlos Martinez of the Cardinals along with Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Voting runs until Friday afternoon.

Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.

But there was no room on the roster for Alex Rodriguez, enjoying a renaissance in his return to the New York Yankees following a season-long drug suspension.

Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal also was a first-time selection Monday for the July 14 game in Cincinnati. Grandal became the third All-Star this year who served a drug-related suspension following MLB’s investigation of the Biogenesis of America clinic. Seattle slugger Nelson Cruz and St. Louis shortstop Jhonny Peralta were elected by fans to start.

Albert Pujols of the Angels will start at first base for the AL in place of Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, who injured a calf muscle Friday. Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen will start in the NL outfield instead of Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton, who broke his hand on June 26.

The 23-year-old Bryant began Monday with a .279 average, 12 homers and 49 RBI.

A record six Royals were picked for the game, with players electing pitcher Wade Davis, and AL manager Ned Yost of Kansas City selecting reliever Kelvin Herrera. They join Royals outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez and shortstop Alcides Escobar, who were elected on Sunday as starters.

“The one thing that Kelvin did that a lot of these guys didn’t do was pitch in Game 7 of the World Series last year,” Yost said. “That was kind of the deciding factor for me.”

Not only was Rodriguez not picked as a reserve, he was left off the final ballot as well.

The three-time MVP, who turns 40 on July 27, has 16 home runs and 47 RBI.

The league that wins the All-Star Game gets home-field advantage in the World Series.

Rodriguez is hitting .284 during a season in which he passed Willie Mays for fourth on the career home run list and topped 3,000 hits. But Texas’ Prince Fielder, who was elected by players, joined Cruz as the only DHs on the AL roster.

“As I’ve said all season, my number one goal is helping the Yankees win a championship. I’m excited that we’re in a good position to get there,” Rodriguez said in a statement. “Of course it would have been an honor to represent the American League next week, but I’ll have fun cheering on the guys who were put on the team and watching them protect home field.”

Yankees reliever Dellin Betances was elected by players, and first baseman Mark Teixeira was picked to fill Cabrera’s spot. But this will be the first All-Star Game with no Yankees starters since 1999.

St. Louis tops the NL with five players.


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