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Upon further review, Weaver isn't an All-Star...yet

July 6, 2010 |  8:24 pm

Jered Weaver isn't an All-Star yet, though he probably will be.

But he's still unlikely to pitch in the All-Star game on July 13 at Angel Stadium.

Although New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi told reporters in Oakland that he intended to replace CC Sabathia with Weaver on the American League All-Star roster, Girardi can't make any roster changes until Sabathia throws a pitch Sunday, said Tim Mead, the Angels vice president of communications.

Sabathia becomes ineligible to pitch in the All-Star game once he throws a pitch Sunday under a new rule that bars pitchers who start on that day from participating in baseball's midsummer showcase.

All indications are that Girardi will replace Sabathia with Weaver . . . and then have to pick a replacement for Weaver, who is also scheduled to start Sunday. (Incidentally, the pitcher Weaver is scheduled to face Sunday in Oakland is the A's Trevor Cahill, another All-Star who will have to be replaced.)

"That's a very strong possibility based on merit and the way those in charge see it," Mead said of Girardi's selection of Weaver.

Weaver would join teammate Torii Hunteras an Angels All-Star but probably wouldn't be able to pitch, barring a rainout or another change in the Angels' rotation this week.

--Ben Bolch

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