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All-Star Week Notes

>> Peavy Named To All-Star Team

Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy has been selected to replace Los Angeles Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson on the AL roster for Tuesday night's All-Star game.

Peavy, who lost to Texas Rangers rookie Yu Darvish in online voting for the final spot on the AL team, is 7-5 with a 2.85 ERA for the AL Central-leading White Sox. The 31-year-old right-hander also has four complete games.

Wilson, a 2-time All-Star, has a blister issue on the middle finger of his pitching hand and is going to use the break to rest. Major League Baseball says Wilson plans to attend the All-Star festivities in Kansas City.

Wilson is 9-5 with a 2.43 ERA in 18 starts for the Angels this season.

The roster change was announced on Sunday.

>>Cardinals All-Stars Head To KC

(Kansas City, MO)  --  Five Cardinals are heading to Kansas City today for tomorrow night's MLB All-Star Game.  Shortstop Rafael Furcal and outfielder Carlos Beltran will get the start in tomorrow night's contest.  Pitcher Lance Lynn will be joined by reserves David Freese and Matt Holliday.  Catcher Yadier Molina was also named an All-Star but won't attend the game as he is on bereavement leave.

>>Cardinals Prospects Take Part In Futures Game

(Kansas City, MO)  --  A pair of Cardinals prospects got the chance to show their skills in yesterday's All-Star Futures Game from Kansas City.  Second baseman Kolten Wong started and hit second for the U.S. Futures, going 0-for-2 with a run scored.  Outfielder Oscar Taveras batted third for the World Futures and went 1-for-3 with an RBI while playing both right field and center field.  The USA squad defeated the World, 17-5.

>>KC Set To Host Home Run Derby

(Kansas City, MO)  --  The City of Fountains is abuzz with All-Star Fever.  It kicks into high gear tonight as Kansas City hosts the annual Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium.  Defending champion and Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano captains the American League squad.  Joining him will be Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder, Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista and Angels infielder Mark Trumbo.  Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp triggers the National League squad.  His running mates are outfielders Carlos Beltran of the Cardinals, Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies, and the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, who takes the place of injured Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton.  Social media will be a prominent part of the event, with stations set up for players to instantly post messages and video on Twitter.  The players are also swinging for the fences to raise money for various charities.  More than 600-thousand dollars was raised last year.

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