Nestor Ceja to Serve as Right Field Umpire for 2024 MLB All-Star Game

Nestor Ceja is bracing for an all-star appearance…

The Latino major league umpire will be among the umpires for Major League Baseball’s 2024 MLB All-Star Game on July 16 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Nestor Ceja

Ceja will be right field umpire for the game, per the MLB.

James Hoye will be the plate umpire and crew chief. He was the left field umpire for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati. The 53-year-old made his major league debut in 2003 and worked the World Series in 2019 and 2022.

In addition to Ceja, Hoye’s crew will include Bruce Dreckman at first, John Tumpane at second, Nic Lentz at third and Ben May in left.

Dreckman will be working his second All-Star Game and the rest of the crew their first.

Rob Drake will be the replay umpire at MLB’s office in New York.

Oakland manager Mark Kotsay will be part of Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy‘s American League staff and Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell will be part of Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo‘s National League staff.

Ceja worked his first game on August 14, 2020 as one of 19 umpires to make their debut that season, a result of a number of veteran umpires deciding to sit out the year because of the Coronavirus pandemic. All of his games were in the two Western divisions. On August 22nd, he was responsible for his first ejection, tossing Martin Maldonado of the Houston Astros for riding him from the bench. He became a permanent member of the major league umpiring crew in 2023.

He was one of the members of the original class of the MLB Umpire Training Academy when it opened in 2012 and later became an instructor there.

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