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Mon July 12, 2010
Verlander, Weaver, Bailey added as AL All-Stars
ANAHEIM, CA – Pitchers Justin Verlander, Andrew Bailey and Jered Weaver have been added to the American League team for the All-Star game.
A couple of spots opened up because of a new rule - pitchers who start on Sunday are ineligible to play in Tuesday night's game. All-Stars CC Sabathia of the Yankees and Trevor Cahill started Sunday, leaving them out.
AL manager Joe Girardi of the Yankees selected Weaver, whose Los Angeles Angels are hosting the All-Star game. Weaver also started Sunday so he can't play, but he can take part in the festivities and be announced to the home crowd.
Verlander became a three-time All-Star. He is 11-5 for Detroit. Bailey began the day with 17 saves for Oakland, and made his second straight All-Star team.