CHICAGO – White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy has been named to the American League All-Star team.
Peavy replaces Angels' pitcher C.J. Wilson who had to pull out of the game reportedly because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand. Peavy makes his third All-Star team and will join teammates Paul Konerko, Chris Sale and Adam Dunn in Kansas City. It marks Peavy's first All-Star honor since 2007 with the San Diego Padres, the same year he won the NL Cy Young award.
Peavy is 7-5 this season with a 2.85 ERA. Among AL pitchers Peavy ranks in the top 10 in strikeouts (108), innings pitched (120), opponents' batting average (.213) and WHIP (0.99).
-- Meghan Montemurro