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Andre Ethier replaces Shane Victorino on NL All-Star team

July 8, 2011 | 12:23 pm

Photo: Fan-friendly Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier waves to fans while taking batting practice. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times Andre Ethier, put down the legal documents. You're going to the All-Star Game.

Ethier was named to the National League All-Star team in place of Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a sprained thumb. 

Victorino beat out Ethier in Major League Baseball's Final Vote competition, in which fans determined the final roster spots on the NL and AL teams. [Updated at 12:55 p.m.: Ethier didn't make the team by virtue of finishing second to Victorino in the Final Vote, according to an MLB spokesman. Ethier was selected by NL Manager Bruce Bochy.]

Ethier, who is batting .313 with seven home runs and 42 runs batted in, will be making his second consecutive All-Star appearance. He was a starter last year.

The All-Star Game will be played in Phoenix, where Ethier grew up.

"We didn't have Major League Baseball there when I was growing up," Ethier said earlier this week. "This is the first All-Star Game ever to be there. Who knows when the next one will be? For it to happen to line up when I'm in the major leagues is pretty neat."

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-- Dylan Hernandez

Photo: Fan-friendly Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier waves to fans while taking batting practice. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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