Tampa Bay Manager Joe Maddon called Angels Manager Mike Scioscia on Wednesday to express his regrets about not playing Angels third baseman Chone Figgins and closer Brian Fuentes in Tuesday night's All-Star game, which was won by the American League, 4-3.
Figgins was a late addition to the team, and had to scramble to get to St. Louis after learning of his selection Tuesday morning only 10 hours before the first pitch.
"Joe said he felt bad that he couldn't get all the guys in," Scioscia said after an optional players' workout at Angel Stadium. "It was a close game and you have to be prepared for extra innings, so he was saving Figgy.
"Had the game been tied, he said Fuentes would have started the ninth inning. If the game was a blowout, he could have done more. We understand."