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Andrew McCutchen replaces Ryan Braun on All-Star roster

Jul 9, 2011, 9:14 PM EST

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The Pirates announced to a packed PNC Park on Saturday that outfielder Andrew McCutchen has been named to the National League All-Star roster.

McCutchen was not anointed as an All-Star after the initial voting and wasn’t given a crack in this week’s “Final Vote” balloting, but he’s plenty deserving with a .292/.393/.500 batting line, 13 homers and 15 steals through 379 plate appearances. The 24-year-old also plays elite-level defense in center field.

A spot was opened on Saturday when Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun bowed out of the Midsummer Classic. He’s missed seven straight games with a sore calf and quadriceps, and might also sit out on Sunday.

Scott Rolen has also been named to the NL roster with Chipper Jones sidelined due to knee surgery.

  1. quintjs - Jul 9, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    After all that hard work it is nice to see results acheived. I am not sure I believe it, but it has happened. PNC Park was packed.

    Oh and congrats to McCutchen.

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