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Lucroy to start in Molina's place; Kinsler makes AL team

Saturday, July 12, 2014 | 6:16 p.m. CDT

NEW YORK — Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy will replace injured St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina as the National League's starter for Tuesday night's All-Star game.

The commissioner's office said Friday that Arizona's Miguel Montero will fill Molina's roster spot and Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler, a former star at Missouri, will replace injured Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez.

Elected to start for the fourth time, Molina tore a ligament in his right thumb Wednesday. He was scheduled for surgery Friday and is expected to be sidelined for at least eight weeks.

Martinez hasn't played since July 4 because of a strained back.


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