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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been placed on bereavement leave after a death in the family, and will miss the All-Star Game on Tuesday.
His teammate, outfielder Matt Holliday was named to replace him on the NL roster.
The team said Friday that the grandfather of his wife had died and that Molina has returned to Puerto Rico.
Catcher Bryan Anderson was recalled from Triple-A Memphis before Friday night's game against the Marlins.
Anderson was batting .210 with two home runs and 21 RBI in 64 games for Memphis this season.
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ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that All-Star catcher Yadier Molina has been placed on Major League Baseballs bereavement list and that catcher Bryan Anderson has been recalled from Memphis (AAA).
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St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has been selected to the National League All-Star team, replacing Yadier Molina.
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Rookie right-hander Lance Lynn tossed six shutout innings and Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran drove in a pair of runs apiece, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.
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