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All-Star rosters seem to be changing by the hour

Jul 10, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

Several players have bowed out of Tuesday’s All-Star Game this weekend due to injuries.  Let’s recap:

Jose Reyes aggravated a right oblique injury on a long throw in Saturday’s game and will rest up instead of heading out to Anaheim, according to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin.  Reyes is hoping the All-Star break will allow him to avoid the disabled list.  The Dodgers’ Rafael Furcal, batting .333/.373/.519, will replace him.

Justin Morneau suffered a mild concussion earlier this week and is still showing some minor symptoms.  He bowed out Saturday, according to’s Kelly Thesier, and Paul Konerko of the White Sox will replace him.  Konerko has a .298/.379/.557 batting line, 20 home runs and 62 RBI through 289 at-bats.

Jason Heyward finally decided Saturday to remove himself from the National League All-Star roster, reports Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  He has been rehabbing a bruised thumb for a few weeks and remains on the disabled list.  A replacement has not been named, but do-it-all Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez seems like a nice fit.  CarGo was on MLB’s “Final Vote” ballot, but lost out to Reds first baseman Joey Votto.

  1. naz - Jul 10, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    Giradi would not name a red sox cause he is a piece of crap an was a no talented bum as a player

  2. erik - Jul 10, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    Yeah, what was the rationale to name Konerko when Youkilis was so close to winning the Final Player vote? That smacks of … well, stupidness.

  3. quint - Jul 10, 2010 at 9:02 PM

    probably with the Red Sox hurt roster, the Sox would prefer Youkilis to not make the all star team to give him rest? or maybe Konerko was next on the players ballots (the normal way of deciding)

  4. quint - Jul 10, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    Retract everything i said about that.
    “I’m looking at the numbers, the numbers are close and one guy’s numbers are a little bit better,” Girardi said. “I took the guy whose numbers are a little bit better.”
    So a couple more HR and RBI?
    Never mind the fact that Youkilis is killing Konerko in WAR
    As a Sox fan, Youkilis could probably deserve the rest.

  5. Boo Hoo Florio picked on your team - GET OVER IT - Jul 10, 2010 at 9:35 PM

    His managing skills are currently running circles around your “special” team. Take the stick out of your butt and let Joe manage his way into or out of the game.

  6. Old Gator - Jul 11, 2010 at 8:26 AM

    It’s also possible that Girardi figured his team was already ugly enough. Youklis always reminded me of a golem who didn’t know how to wear a tan. Thank Buddha that Varitek’s numbers matched his physiognomy this year, so he wasn’t a threat to go public. He makes Thurman Munson look like Cary Grant.
    And of course Girardi does have his own fans to answer to. A Borg pilot picking a Beanbag of his own free will? Right.

  7. Ditto65 - Jul 11, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    Yeah, most no talent bums hang around for 14 seasons and collect 3 rings as a player, while catching a no-hitter and perfect game along the way. His managerial skills are alos suspect – what, with the 2006 NL Manager of the Year. Oh, and the 2009 world championship. So yeah, this well-respected player and manager is clearly a piece of crap. Stay Classy, HBT.

  8. Ditto65 - Jul 11, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    Yeah, because as it has been established, the Final Player Vote is based purely on talent and smacks of nothing like a popularity contest. Your boy just wasn’t pretty enough – get over it. Stay Classy, HBT.

  9. Chipmaker - Jul 11, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    C’mon — Borg have no free will.
    Now, with less than 48 hours left, which NL pitcher will suddenly be “injured” in order to get Strasburg on the team?

  10. Boo Hoo Florio picked on your team - GET OVER IT - Jul 12, 2010 at 1:04 AM

    You get extra cookies this month for proper usage of Thurman Munston’s ghastly visage. Too bad Randy Johnson isn’t around for Joe to kick off the team as well.

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