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Ian Kinsler replaces teammate Victor Martinez on the AL All-Star Roster

Jul 11, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

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Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that Tigers second baseman will be replacing teammate and DH Victor Martinez on the American League All-Star roster. Martinez has been battling soreness in his right side and back, and hasn’t played since July 4, though he has thus far avoided a trip to the disabled list.

Kinsler was considered by many to have been snubbed — even being left off of the pitching-heavy Final Vote — but all is right now. Kinsler, slashing .305/.339/.477 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI, is the third second baseman on the AL roster, joining Jose Altuve and starter Robinson Cano.

Martinez is having a renaissance season despite the injury, slashing .328/.391/.599 with 21 home runs and 55 RBI. The 35-year-old’s career-high in home runs is 25, set back in 2007.

  1. weaselpuppy - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Happy that VMart gets to rest. Happier that Kinsler gets the nod.

  2. kovalev27 - Jul 12, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Just like he cried his way out of Texas this little b1tch cries his way onto the AllStar team.
    White trash hillbilly, F Detroit, sleaziest city in the USA.

    • philliesblow - Jul 12, 2014 at 3:50 PM

      Whoever you are a fan of, you represent the fan base with style & class.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 12, 2014 at 10:16 PM

        Maybe bitter ex?

  3. rawdog2013 - Jul 12, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Keep your trap shut philliesblow. Let the grown ups talk.

    A’s > Tigers

    • historiophiliac - Jul 12, 2014 at 10:13 PM

      LMAO!

    • philliesblow - Jul 12, 2014 at 10:51 PM

      rawdog, normally I don’t reply to idiots but you are a special breed. Why are you commenting on a story involving the Tigers? Not your division so none of your business, at least according to the rules you set:

      http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/02/wild-wild-west-the-mariners-win-their-fourth-in-a-row-the-as-drop-their-third-in-a-row/

      rawdog2013 – Jul 2, 2014 at 5:53 PM
      Stick to your own division Philliesblow and get off our threads.

      A’s own this division. I think what the Angels and Mariners are doing is really cute, but they’re not overtaking “Let’s go Oakland!”

  4. rawdog2013 - Jul 12, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    You talk about style and class yet your name is philliesblow. Real classy and original, dude.

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