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Correia Likely To Replace Hamels

By: Mike Vukovcan
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Kevin Correia

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Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Kevin Correia might still be a member of the National League All-Star team.

Although he wasn’t originally selected yesterday, there’s a good chance Correia will replace Philadelphia Phillies starer Cole Hamels on the roster.

Hamels is not going to be able to pitch in the All-Star game because he’s scheduled to make a start on Sunday for the Phillies.

Since Hamels was chosen to the game via the players’ voting ballot, NL manager Bruce Bochy will not select his replacement. Instead, the honor goes to the next-ranked player on the players’ ballot, and that is Kevin Correia.

Correia (11-6) shares the lead for wins with Jair Jurrjens, Roy Halladay, Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia. Correia is the first Pirates pitcher to win 11 games before the All-Star break since Jim Bibby went 11-1 in 1980.

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