In yet more roster shuffling, Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ricky Romero, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Alexi Ogando, and New York Yankees reliever David Robertson have all made the All-Player roster, and should appear in the 2011 All-Player Game, formerly known as the 2011 All-Star Game.
Romero will replace Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester, who is on the DL but replaced Seattle Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez, who pitched on Sunday. Ogando will replace CC Sabathia, who was ineligible for the game because he pitched on Sunday. Sabathia replaced James Shields, who was ineligible for the game because he pitched on Sunday. Robertson replaced David Price, who refused to go to the All-Star Game because of political reasons. Wait, no, that's not right -- looks like Price was ineligible for the game because he is having toe issues. Plus, he probably thought about pitching on Sunday, which is an automatic disqualification.
Romero has a 3.09 ERA in 122-1/3 innings, and he becomes the eighth player from the 2005 amateur draft to make an All-Star Game. Ogando has slowed down since his amazing start, but he still has a 9-3 record with a 2.92 ERA. Robertson has been a strikeout machine, striking out 56 batters in 35-1/3 innings, and the 23 walks he has allowed haven't shown up in his sterling 1.27 ERA.