Thursday, July 11, 2013
Moore Replaces Darvish on AL ASG Roster
On Thursday, Rangers' pitcher Yu Darvish was placed on the 15-Day DL due to a slight strain of the right trapezius muscle. While it is being considered a minor injury, it will prevent Yu to participate in the actual All-Star Game. To replace Darvish, AL All-Star Team Manager Jim Leyland has addedRays' pitcher Matt Moore to the roster.
The announcement was made right after Moore pitched a near no-hitter against the Twins this afternoon. Moore is heading towards the All-Star Break with a 13-3 record, a 3.44 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 107.1 innings pitched over his 19 starts. It will be Matt's first time as an All-Star and he joins second baseman Ben Zobrist on the AL squad.
For those adding cards to your All-Star Game binder (what...you're NOT??!), Moore's 2013 Topps card is #419, and from the retail exclusive team set, his card is #TAM7.
More players will inevitably have to be replaced on these rosters, so stay tuned.