ANAHEIM -- Texas Rangers third baseman Michael Young became the latest injury replacement for the All-Star Game, named Monday to take the spot of Boston's Adrian Beltre on the American League roster.
American League manager Joe Girardi of the New York Yankees made the announcement at a press conference Monday after revealing the starting lineup and pitcher for Tuesday's Mid-Summer Classic.
Beltre injured his left hamstring during Sunday's game against Toronto. He had been selected as a reserve to the All-Star Game.
Young, who is batting .301 with 12 homers and 54 runs batted in this season, becomes the seventh Ranger selected to this year's contest. He will join Josh Hamilton, Vladimir Guerrero, Elvis Andrus, Ian Kinsler, Neftali Feliz and the recently-acquired Cliff Lee in Anaheim.
It will be Young's seventh straight All-Star appearance. He was the MVP of the 2005 contest when his two-run triple in the ninth inning off Trevor Hoffman gave the American League a 3-2 win. He also drove in the winning run in the 15th inning of the 2008 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium.