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Peralta, Youkilis named All-Stars

Posted on: July 8, 2011 11:15 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2011 11:27 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

With the news Friday that elected AL All-Star starters Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter would not play in the All-Star Game, two spots opened up on the AL roster. They will be filled by Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis and Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta. As the line moves forward one spot at each position, Adrian Beltre is now starting at third and Asdrubal Cabrera will start at short.

Youkilis, 32, will be making his third appearance in the Midsummer Classic. He came into Friday night hitting .276 with 12 homers, 58 RBI and a .394 OBP.

Peralta, a nine-year veteran, will be playing in his first All-Star Game. He entered Friday hitting .310 with 14 homers and an .892 OPS.

Beltre will be playing in his second All-Star Game, but it will be his first start. He also played in the game last season but struck out in his only at-bat.

Finally, Cabrera should have been the starter anyway, if we were basing the vote on the 2011 season rather than career achievement or popularity. He's a wizard with the glove and is hitting .291 with 14 homers, 50 RBI, 55 runs and 12 steals.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:36 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:00 am
 

Peralta, Youkilis named All-Stars

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Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: July 10, 2011 6:22 pm
 

Peralta, Youkilis named All-Stars


Posted on: July 9, 2011 11:00 amScore: 62 

Peralta, Youkilis named All-Stars

I'm happy for both players .They play hard,and should go.
NO WAY YOLKILIS should go.. HE is an overweight lazy slob and a bad example for the young fans. This is a sad day for baseball.



Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 3:35 pm
 

Peralta, Youkilis named All-Stars

Hooray for Asdrubal Cabrera!!!!  He has played great all season and is one of the reasons Cleveland is one of the top teams in the AL this season.

Thanks for recognizing a player having a great season that isn't on the Yankees or Red Sox!!!



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: July 9, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Peralta, Youkilis named All-Stars

I'm very glad to see another member of the Tigers make it on the All-Star team,even though it due to someone being injured that he was voted.......Good Job Jhonny!Cool



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 12:48 pm
 

Peralta, Youkilis named All-Stars

If there's a player that could use the All Star break to try to heal up a little it's Youk.  He's got all kinds of bumps and bruises from playing hard and getting hit by pitches.  However he'll be there for the game and for the fans while A-Rod and Jeter stay home and count their money and rest their bodies so they can continue their quests for their own personal records when the season resumes. 



Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2011 12:24 pm
 

Peralta, Youkilis named All-Stars

Im just damn glad the most deserving SS (Asdrubal Cabrera) got the call


 



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2011 11:00 am
 

Peralta, Youkilis named All-Stars

I'm happy for both players .They play hard,and should go.


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