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Uehara named to AL all-star team
Red Sox starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa watches Chicago's Conor Gillaspie round the bases after his second-inning home run on Wednesday night at Fenway Park in Boston. (USA TODAY Sports)
Red Sox closer Koji Uehara will take the spot of Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who landed on the disabled list Wednesday due to right elbow inflammation.
A 39-year-old veteran, Uehara is heading to his first All-Star Game. He has 18 saves in 19 opportunities this year, compiling a 4-2 record and a 1.30 ERA.
Tanaka, in the midst of a stellar rookie season, leads the majors in wins. The 25-year-old is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA through 18 starts.