Baseball Notes: More Changes Made to All-Star Teams
New York — Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez and Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney are the newest additions to the All-Star rosters.
Alvarez will replace injured Washington pitcher Jordan Zimmermann for Tuesday night’s All-Star game at Target Field in Minnesota.
Zimmermann left Friday night’s start against Philadelphia after 31⁄3 innings because of a right biceps injury. The roster change was announced Saturday.
Rodney will take the spot of Tampa Bay lefty David Price. Because of an illness, Price was pushed back in the Rays’ rotation to start today, making him ineligible for the game.
Ausmus Feeling Better
Kansas City, Mo. — Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is feeling a little better after a stomach illness set him back for a day.
The Dartmouth College graduate was running the team for Saturday night’s game at Kansas City. Tigers bench coach Gene Lamont guided the club Friday night to a 2-1 win over the Royals.
“I ate a green apple and by the time I got here, I was feeling it,” Ausmus said. “It was in a bowl next to a moldy orange. I don’t know if that had anything to do with it.”
Ausmus said he watched Friday’s game on the television in the visiting manager’s office. “I did, laying on the floor here,” he said.
Ausmus also said All-Star designated hitter Victor Martinez has been doing upper body exercises and hopes to return after the break.
Martinez left a game on July 4 with back irritation. He will be at the All-Star game next Tuesday in Minnesota and take part in the festivities.