Youkilis, Peralta named All-Stars as replacements

Detroit Tigers Jhonny Peralta breaks his bat as he singles against the Toronto Blue Jays....

Detroit Tigers Jhonny Peralta breaks his bat as he singles against the Toronto Blue Jays. (REUTERS/Rebecca Cook)

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Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta and Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis have been named as injury replacements to the American League All-Star team.

Peralta will replace New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Youkilis has been named to replace New York's Alex Rodriguez. Jeter, on the verge of 3,000 hits, announced Friday that he will not participate due to a calf injury. Rodriguez, also a fan-elected starter, withdrew from the Midsummer Classic. due to a right knee injury.

This is the first career All-Star selection for Peralta and third for Youkilis.


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