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Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson bows out of All-Star game

July 08, 2012|By Mike DiGiovanna
  • Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson works against the Orioles in Baltimore last month.
Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson works against the Orioles in Baltimore… (Greg Fiume / Getty Images )

Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson bowed out of the All-Star game on Sunday because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand. He was replaced on the American League roster by Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy.

Wilson, who is 9-5 with a 2.43 earned-run average, 88 strikeouts and 49 walks in 111 1/3 innings this season, will take part in festivities for the All-Star game, which will be Tuesday night in Kansas City.

Three other Angels -- pitcher Jered Weaver and outfielders Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo -- have been selected for the All-Star game, and Trumbo will take part in Monday night’s Home Run Derby.

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