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Mariano Rivera To Skip All-Star Game, Citing Injuries

For the 12th time in his career, Mariano Rivera was named an All-Star, a worthy honor for a closer in possession of a 1.08 ERA. Rivera, though, will not be participating in the actual game itself:

Mariano Rivera withdraws from the All-Star Game. "I've been pitching hurt."

Rivera has been struggling through side and knee injuries for a little while, making his great success all the more remarkable.