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Carlos Beltran, Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances named AL All-Stars

New York Yankees designated hitter Carlos Beltran stands

New York Yankees designated hitter Carlos Beltran stands on first base after his infield single against the Texas Rangers during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on Monday, June 27, 2016. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

CHICAGO — The big three at the back end of the Yankees bullpen has been as advertised, and two of its three members will be in San Diego for the All-Star Game as a result.

That comes as no surprise.

Carlos Beltran will join them and good luck finding anyone before the season who thought that was a strong possibility.

Beltran’s career, of course, very well could land him in the Hall of Fame, but few foresaw the kind of season the 39-year-old has produced.

Coming into Tuesday night, Beltran, in the final season of a three-year, $45-million deal, has been the Yankees’ offensive MVP, posting a .296/.337/.567 slash line, with a team-best 19 homers and 53 RBIs.

“I’m very proud and very happy being able to accomplish this at this point of my career,” Beltran said after going 3-for-5 with an RBI in Tuesday’s 9-0 victory. “It has been a lot of work throughout my career.”

It will be Beltran’s ninth All-Star appearance and first since 2013.

“What he’s done this year, you could argue he can be a starter,” Betances said. “For him to do it at this stage of his career . . . I can’t wait to share that moment with him.”

The 31-year-old Miller, who has a 1.47 ERA in 36 appearances, striking out 66 in 36 2⁄3 innings, earned his first All-Star bid.

“It’s a pretty cool achievement,” said Miller, who was told by Girardi of the honor before first-pitch Tuesday. “It’s one of those things you dream about getting an opportunity to do. To do it at this level is something special. I don’t know what to expect. I’ve never been, never counted on going to one, so it should be a lot of fun.”

The 28-year-old Betances, named to his third straight All-Star Game, has a 2.63 ERA in a team-high 41 appearances. He has struck out 74 in 41 innings.

“I knew there was a chance but I wasn’t sure,” Betances said. “I’m blessed. For me to say I’ve been in three All-Star games. My first three years in the league, I put in a lot of hard work. It wasn’t easy for me to get here.”

Closer Aroldis Chapman was also a candidate, posting a 2.86 ERA while going 16-for-17 in saves and striking out 33 batters in 22 innings, but might have been hurt by missing the first month of the season, suspended under MLB’s domestic abuse policy.

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