Found July 06, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
The A’s had three players worthy of being selected to play in this year’s all-star game. But when the rosters were announced on Tuesday only one made the cut. Bartolo Colon with his 11-3 record (8-1 in his last nine outings) and at the ripe age of 40 was selected by manager Jim Leyland to be part of the AL staff. It appears right now, however, he won’t be able to pitch in the game because he’s scheduled to pitch next Sunday, which would make him ineligible to participate in All-Star Game. Josh Donaldson (.313/.381/.522, 14 homers, 55 RBI entering Saturday) fell victim to a crowded third baseman battle in the AL. Grant Balfour (22 saves) is the only per AL closer this season, but he also wasn’t among the pitchers chosen by Leyland. If Colon has to give up his spot, Balfour could be a potential replacement.
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