Ned Yost says it’s going to be special to spend All-Star time with his boys

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CINCINNATI -- It's been several days of fun in Cincinnati as the city celebrates the 2015 MLB All-Star Break and Tuesday's All-Star Game. Fans have turned out for FanFest, for the Futures Game and Celebrity Softball, but on Monday the players and managers arrived and it was all about pictures and autographs.

American League Manager Ned Yost and National League Manager Bruce Bochy stood together and smiled for the cameras. Of course, the last time they were together it was the World Series 2014; the Kansas City Royals vs. the San Francisco Giants.

Yost talked about the amazing season it was and the rise of the Royals.

"You watched the rise of the Royals the last couple years and what we did last year in the playoffs was just fantastic," Yost said. "I think each and every one of our players stepped up to the next level in their play and it just validates by having that many All-Stars. It's going to be special to spend that time with my boys."

Three Kansas City Royals team members, Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain and Salvador Perez, will be in Yost's American League starting lineup.

"This event is extremely special to me and to be able to take a lot of my guys and be able to enjoy it with them, watch them enjoy it, is going to be special," Yost said.

In addition to Escobar, Cain, and Perez, Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera, and Mike Moustakas are playing in the All-Star Game. Alex Gordon was also voted in, but suffered a groin injury in the game against the Rays.

Coverage of the All-Star Game begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 on FOX 4.

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