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Heath Bell To Take Yovani Gallardo's Place In All-Star Game

All-Star starter Yovani Gallardo recently landed on the disabled list. This created an opening on the roster, which will be filled by the Padres' star closer:

You can stop voting now. #Padres closer Heath Bell, a Final Vote candidate, is going to the ASG as a replacement for Yovani Gallardo.

Bell has a 1.72 ERA through 37 appearances, with 49 strikeouts and 14 walks in 36.2 innings. The closer has been one of the strongest parts of a Padres bullpen that's been a huge factor in the team's success.