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Tigers manager Jim Leyland firmly against using Sunday’s starters in All-Star Game

Jul 13, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

Tigers manager Jim Leyland, in his own way, firmly told the media that he will not use pitchers who start on Sunday to pitch in the All-Star Game. Via’s Jane Lee:

MLB’s Collective Bargaining Agreement allows for a choice between the manager and pitcher. Under the previous CBA, Sunday starters were ineligible to pitch. Sunday starters may now pitch a maximum of one inning.

All-Stars scheduled to make their final start of the first half tomorrow include: Justin Verlander (DET), Bartolo Colon (OAK), Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA), and Adam Wainwright (STL). Three of them will be serving under Leyland on the American League roster.

  1. bronco58lb - Jul 13, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Fine with me as long as the three starters are replaced with deserving replacements like Derek Holland, Anibal Sanchez, Doug Fister or Hiroki Kuroda. Unfortunately for Royals fans, James Shields throws on Sunday too.

    • Kurupt - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:43 AM

      Fister had a great April and has been mediocre or bad in each month following. The other 3 would be solid additions, as would John Lackey (!), Matt Moore or even Ervin Santana. I bet Sanchez or Kuroda will take Darvish’s spot.

  2. bigtrav425 - Jul 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    So when He runs out of pitchers is the American going to forfeit the game and home field advantage to the national league?

  3. hess97 - Jul 14, 2013 at 4:47 AM

    grant balfour.

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