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Michael Young becomes 83rd All-Star, replacing Adrian Beltre

Jul 12, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

UPDATE: Or, maybe not.
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Adrian Beltre is unavailable for the All-Star game after injuring his hamstring yesterday and Michael Young has been selected to replace him, becoming the 83rd player who gets to say he was an All-Star in 2010.
That sure seems like an incredibly high number, since we’re talking nearly three All-Stars per MLB team and almost three-and-a-half 25-man rosters full of guys at this point. Depending on how you choose to do the math, about 11 percent of players on 25-man rosters have been chosen as All-Stars.
However, as Rob Neyer pointed out even 83 picks is still a smaller portion of the total player pool than was selected as All-Stars in, say, the 1960s. Someone should probably explain that to Tim Salmon, though.

  1. Flup - Jul 12, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    I know Youkilis normally plays first, but he plays third regularly. Just considering that it was a Red Sox who got scrubbed, this is totally a snub.

  2. Boo Hoo Florio picked on your team - GET OVER IT - Jul 12, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    Snore.

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