MLB All-Star Game Replacements Announced for Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw, More

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistJuly 7, 2017

SEATTLE, WA - JULY 05: Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners heads home on a single from Ben Gamel #16 in the first inning at Safeco Field on July 5, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)
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With a number of All-Stars unable to pay in this year's Midsummer Classic, their replacements were named on Friday, per Big League Stew:

Cano, 34, is the biggest name amongst the replacements. The veteran second baseman is hitting .279 with 17 homers and 60 RBI this season.

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer, meanwhile, is having another strong season with a 7-5 record and 3.95 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 139 strikeouts. Houston Astros reliever Chris Devenski has been brilliant out of the bullpen, meanwhile, with a 2.09 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, three saves and 11 holds.

Closer Brandon Kintzler has been a bright spot for the Minnesota Twins with 23 saves in 26 attempts. And Roberto Osuna has notched 22 saves in 25 tries for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Justin Upton, meanwhile, is having another strong campaign for the Detroit Tigers with 15 home runs and 54 RBI. And Alex Wood is a perfect 10-0 this season with a 1.67 ERA and 0.89 WHIP for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

He'll replace Clayton Kershaw, the three-time NL Cy Young winner who won't be eligible to play in the game since he's starting on Sunday. Yu Darvish, Michael Fulmer and Corey Kluber are all in the same boat, per MLB.com, while defending AL MVP Mike Trout, Starlin Castro of the New York Yankees and Dallas Keuchel of the Astros are all on the disabled list.