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2012 MLB All-Star Game: Jake Peavy Replaces C.J. Wilson For American League

Many people were frustrated by the fact that Jake Peavy was left off of the American League roster when he was having a better year for the Chicago White Sox than other pitchers who were originally selected. While C.J. Wilson's injury is unfortunate for Los Angeles Angels starter, Peavy has now been named as a last second replacement for the AL roster heading into Tuesday night's game at Kauffman Stadium.

The Sox will now have four players on the roster with Peavy, Adam Dunn, Chris Sale and Paul Konerko landing on the team as well. Wilson has a blister on his finger that will keep him from being able to throw in time enough to make the game. Peavy has won the Cy Young Award in the past with the San Diego Padres and this is his third All-Star appearance.

He is 7-5 with a 2.85 ERA and has 26 walks and 108 strikeouts in 120 innings for the ChiSox in 2012.

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