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Jay Bruce tapped as All-Star Game injury replacement

Posted: 2:43 PM, Jul 09, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-09 15:24:51-04
Jay Bruce tapped as All-Star Game injury replacement

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce has been selected for the All-Star Game roster as an injury replacement.

National League All-Star manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets announced the move Saturday, MLB.com reported.

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Collins tapped Bruce, San Diego Padres pitcher Drew Pomeranz and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte as replacements for Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard, Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Chicago Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler.

Adam Duvall, the Reds' 27-year-old left fielder, also joins this year's National League All-Star squad as a reserve.

Earlier this week, before Collins made his announcement, the Fifth Mascot crew wondered why Bruce got snubbed. Watch below:

 

The 87th Midsummer Classic is set for July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego, 8 p.m. EDT.