Jake Peavy replaces C.J. Wilson on AL All-Star team
SUN-TIMES STAFF July 8, 2012 4:41PM
Jake Peavy will make his third All-Star appearance and first since 2007, when he was with the San Diego Padres.
Updated: July 8, 2012 9:03PM
White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy was named to the American League All-Star team in place of injured Los Angeles Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson (blister). Peavy had finished second in the Final Vote for the last AL roster spot, which went to the Texas Rangers’ Yu Darvish. Peavy is 7-5 with a 2.85 ERA in 17 starts. He has four complete games and one shutout.
Peavy will be the Sox’ fourth member of the AL squad, joining first baseman Paul Konerko, designated hitter Adam Dunn and pitcher Chris Sale. It will be Peavy’s third All-Star appearance and first since 2007, when he was with the San Diego Padres.
Wilson pitched seven innings Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. He gave up three runs, four hits and three walks.