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Utilityman Ben Zobrist will be representing the Tampa Bay Rays in the All-Star game. He was not voted in by the fans or players, but by the manager who quite possibly asked his pitcher to hit him. “I think Ben Zobrist is a very, very, very good player,” Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “He happens to be able to play everywhere, and he’s a switch-hitter.” And Leyland knows Zobrist well. In six games against the Tigers this season, Zobrist is hitting .318 with one home run and two RBI. However, for 2013 he’s been inconsistent, hitting .264 with five home runs and 44 RBI. This year’s trip to the All-Star game will be Zobrist’s second in his career. His first came in 2009, when Rays’ manager Joe Maddon managed the American League All-Star team and chose Zobrist.

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