Soriano replaces Rivera in All-Star game
Tampa Bay relief pitcher Rafael Soriano will replace New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera for the AL in the All-Star game.
Rivera pulled out of next week’s game in Anaheim because of nagging injuries. Major League Baseball added Soriano on Wednesday.
It’s the first All-Star selection for Soriano, who is 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA and 23 saves in 24 opportunities this season.
The right-hander joins Evan Longoria, Carl Crawford and David Price in representing the Rays.