Ian Kinsler, Miguel Montero added to All-Star Game

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The yearly parade of All-Star Game replacements and roster moves continued, with an All-Star veteran being named to the AL squad.

Second baseman Ian Kinsler was named to the American League All-Star roster on Friday, while Miguel Montero of the Diamondbacks was added to the National League All-Star roster.

Kinsler headlines the group, taking over for Detroit Tigers teammate Victor Martinez on the roster. In his first season with the Tigers following eight years as a Texas Ranger, Kinsler leads all of the currently selected replacements with his fourth All-Star trip. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he is using the All-Star break to help his designated hitter recover from "right side soreness."

On the NL side, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina -- who will miss 8-12 weeks after tearing ligaments in his thumb sliding into first base on Thursday -- will be replaced by Montero on the roster, with Brewers backstop Jonathan Lucroy named the NL's starter. It is Montero's second time at the Midsummer Classic, while Lucroy will make his debut appearance.

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