Yadier Molina to miss All-Star Game with family bereavement

4:06 PM, Jul 6, 2012   |    comments
Yadier Molina (4) connects for a three run home during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
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New York, NY (Sports Network) - 2012 National League All-Star manager Tony La Russa named St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday as the replacement for Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina on the NL's active roster for the 83rd All-Star Game.

La Russa, who managed the Cardinals to a World Series championship in 2011 before retiring after 16 years with the club, named Holliday to the squad following Molina's placement on the bereavement list earlier on Friday.

The 32-year-old Holliday will be making his sixth All-Star appearance and entered play on Friday batting .318 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI over 80 games this season.

The 2012 All-Star game will be played at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, July 10.


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