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Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa choose Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday to replace catcher Yadier Molina on the National League All-Star roster. - (Photo credit: Keith Allison) When news broke that St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was headed to the bereavement list to tend to some family issues, many wondered about his All-Star game status next week.  As it turns out, Molina will not be able to make the All-Star game, giving National League manager Tony La Russa another chance to select an additional player to the team.  Rather than select either Johnny Cueto or Brandon Phillips of the Cincinnati Reds, La Russa selected St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday to replace Molina on the National League roster. La Russa came under scrutiny and harsh criticism from Reds manager Dusty Baker for his initial exclusion of the Reds players off the All-Star roster.  Baker blamed the snub on an altercation between the Reds and the Cardinals several seas...
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