Aroldis Chapman defected to the United States from Cuba in July 2009.
It took 3-1/2 years to get his parents out of Cuba. Chapman hopes the rest of his family can join him too.
Chapman was selected to play in the All-Star game on July 16. His parents, who are of Jamaican decent, joined the left-hander, who signed a $30 million contract with the Reds, in January.
"This means a lot since it is my third year and my second all-star game.
It will feel good my parents are going to be there watching the game," Chapman said through interpreter Tomas Vera. "They came over in January and were with me in spring training. I means a lot when you're chosen by the players."
"The rest of the family will be here soon, I hope."
"A lot of people follow the game in Cuba. Last year someone gave my parents a video of the game."
Chapman will join Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto on the National League squad.