Justin Verlander Starting For AL In 2012 All-Star Game

Justin Verlander won the AL Cy Young Award as well as the MVP in 2011, and is once again among the league's leaders in a variety of pitching categories.

For that, he’ll be rewarded with an All-Star start. Jon Morosi:

American League manager Ron Washington has chosen Verlander as his starting pitcher for the 83rd All-Star Game, a major league source told FOXSports.com. The assignment will become official at a Monday news conference.

Verlander, 29, likely would have been the AL starter last season, but he was ineligible to pitch because he started for the Detroit Tigers on the final Sunday before the All-Star break.

Verlander hasn’t pitched since a complete-game win over the Twins on July 4, so he’ll have the perfect amount of rest before taking on National League hitters at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday. Verlander's got a 1.83 ERA in 13 career starts in Kansas City.

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