Because of the rule preventing Sunday starting pitchers from appearing in the Tuesday All-Star Game, the American League has had to replace Trevor Cahill and C.C. Sabathia. They’re still All-Stars, but they simply won’t pitch.
The two of them were replaced by A’s RP Andrew Bailey, Tigers SP Justin Verlander, and LAA SP Jered Weaver. Weaver is pitching today against the A’s and is thus unavailable. However, he’ll get to appear and wave his cap around.
Congratulations to Bailey on his second consecutive All-Star appearance.