Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ian Kinsler Still Not an All-Star

Major League Baseball announced Sunday that Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has withdrawn from Tuesday's All-Star Game to be with his wife who is in hospital.

This gave American League manager Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays the opportunity to right an egregious wrong.

Maddon was given a free pass to add Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler to the All-Star Game.

In fact, adding Kinsler seemed liked the most logical option as well. Replace a second baseman with a second baseman, it just makes good sense.

Instead Maddon went a different route and added Tampa Bay first baseman Carlos Pena to the roster.

Read the rest of the article at BleacherReport.

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