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Several more All-Star replacements made

Posted on: July 10, 2011 2:42 pm
Edited on: July 10, 2011 7:51 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans and Matt Snyder

David RobertsonPHOENIX -- The revolving door that is the 2011 All-Star Game rosters keeps spinning, as we've got wholesale roster changes to report.

Rays starter David Price is the latest player to pull out of Tuesday's game. He will be replaced by Yankees reliever David Robertson.

Price will be at the game here, but will be inactive for Tuesday's game because of turf toe. Because Price was a manager's selection, American League manager Ron Washington was able to select his replacement.

Alexi OgandoAlso, CC Sabathia was officially removed from the active roster because he started Sunday. His spot goes to the Rangers' Alexi Ogando. Sabathia wasn't an original selection; instead, he was a replacement for the Rays' James Shields, who was also disqualified because he started Sunday -- against Sabathia. Sabathia earned the nod -- which will count on his career ledger as an All-Star selection when Hall of Fame voting comes around -- because he was the next player on the players' ballot.

Likewise, Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez were also starting Sunday. Both were player elected, so the next two in line were Michael Pineda of the Mariners and Jon Lester of the Red Sox. So they are both All-Stars. Of course, Lester's on the DL, so he is now replaced by Ricky Romero of the Blue Jays

On the National League side of things, Mets' shortstop Jose Reyes is on the disabled list, and his replacement will be Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Reyes was voted as the starter at shortstop, so manager Bruce Bochy got to pick the replacement. Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco was elected as the starter at third base. He is injured, and he has been replaced by Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero. In turn, Bochy will get to name a starter at third, so it looks as if Sandoval might get the nod there -- though nothing has been made official yet.

Also, Cole Hamels of the Phillies started Sunday, so he is now ineligible to play Tuesday. The next highest vote-getter on the players' ballot is Kevin Correia of the Pirates, so he's in.

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel is also apparently headed to Phoenix, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes. Kimbrel will be taking the place of the Giants' Matt Cain, who is starting for San Francisco on Sunday night, making him ineligible for Tuesday's game.

If there's any confusion as to why the formality is done to elect players when they can't play (Lester, Sabathia, etc.), it's because of salary bonuses for making the team and also resume-building -- for example, Sabathia's case for the Hall of Fame one day will include number of times he was an All-Star.

Finally, Josh Beckett will be available for the All-Star Game. There had been questions on if he'd go due to a recent, minor injury.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:03 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:25 am
 

Several more All-Star replacements made

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Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 3:03 am
 

Several more All-Star replacements made

Pablo Sandoval is better than Chase Headley and Michael Morse.  This year, last year, and any year they are all breathing air.



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 9:55 pm
 

Several more All-Star replacements made

Man, this whole schtick is getting ridiculous! Next thing you know, this "game" is going to be to made of only utility fielders, middle relievers, and back-up catchers being managed by the bullpen coach!Yell



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 9:24 pm
 

Several more All-Star replacements made

this has nothing to do with 2 years ago or last year this is supposed tobe the best playrs this year and sandovel is not on eof them chase headley as 3b is better as is micheal morse of wash who can all over the place..the game is meaningless ..players get picked just so they can get a bonus ridiclous..don't pick a gut if he isn't going..kevin corriea is an allstar?..lol..stupid game ..more of bud seligs incompetence as commish.. 



Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Several more All-Star replacements made

All I can say is...what an ignorant whiner you are! Win the World Series...Manage the All-Star Game...Manuel went the homer route in 09 taking Victorino over Sandoval who had far superior numbers that season. This year there is such a dearth of Third basemen available to play it makes sense to take a player who is on a 20 game hit streak and has better numbers, even after missing six weeks, than any other available infielder. 



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Several more All-Star replacements made

Sandoval as an All-Star??  Now you know the game is going to suck when they have to stoop to such levels.

I love when DUMB people comment on here. I am not a Giants fan...but I am a BASEBALL fan.  And as a baseball fan...I know that Pablo Sandoval is having a GREAT year this year (when healthy) and is good enough to belong there.

Do us a favor...think before you speak Phillies Fan



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 7:31 pm
 

Several more All-Star replacements made

Sandoval as an All-Star??  Now you know the game is going to suck when they have to stoop to such levels.

  The American League should win this one, going away.



Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: July 10, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Several more All-Star replacements made

Real fans should boycott the all-star game... It's a joke that the team that wins gives home field to its league.  It’s all about TV ratings… So, let’s show FOX.  Don't watch!!!!




Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Several more All-Star replacements made

What isn't mentioned here is that Aramis Ramirez was offered a replacement slot in the ASG but declined, joining a list of declinees, ineligibles and opt-outs which includes basically half the league. Aramis was the ONLY worthy NL All-Star choice at third in a year where the position is somehow even weaker than catcher so arguing about who is more deserving between Chipper, Rolen, Polanco & Sandoval is like having a beauty pageant with only ugly chicks as contestants.


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