Reds' Hunter Greene named All-Star for first time as replacement for Tyler Glasnow

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Hunter Greene had been tabbed a future All-Star since he was in high school and now he’s a current All-Star. The Reds starter was named as a replacement to the National League All-Star team Monday, taking the place of Los Angeles Dodgers starter Tyler Glasnow, who is headed to the injured list because of a back injury.

Greene, 24, is just two years removed from his big-league debut and having his best season as a pro yet, with a 5-4 record and 3.45 ERA. He joins 22-year-old Elly De La Cruz as the Reds’ representatives in Texas. They’ll be joined by manager David Bell, who is part of National League manager Torey Lovullo’s staff.

Greene, the second pick in the 2017 draft, was perhaps the most heralded prep prospect in baseball since Bryce Harper. Both appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated before graduating high school, both were heralded as the future of the sport. Harper has lived up to expectations and Greene is on his way.

“Hopefully I have a lot more opportunities like today and I’m able to enjoy moments like this,” Greene said.

Glasnow’s back tightened up on Sunday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. The 30-year-old leads the NL with 143 strikeouts in 109 innings pitched in his first season with Los Angeles.

This story will be updated.

— Fabian Ardaya contributed reporting to this story.

(Photo: Justin Berl / Getty Images)

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