NEW YORK (AP) -Reigning Cy Young winner Brandon Webb of the Arizona Diamondbacks will replace injured Colorado reliever Brian Fuentes on the NL roster for the All-Star game.
Webb was 8-6 with a 3.27 ERA and tied for the third in the league with 104 strikeouts going into Saturday night's start at Cincinnati.
The All-Star game will be Tuesday night in San Francisco.
Webb played in his first All-Star game last season, pitching an impressive inning in relief. He struck out Derek Jeter, retired David Ortiz on a popup and got Alex Rodriguez on a grounder.
The right-hander was among five pitchers who were candidates for the final NL All-Star spot in Internet voting. San Diego's Chris Young won that balloting.
Fuentes, who has a strained back muscle, won his spot in player voting. Webb was the top vote-getter among NL pitchers on the player ballot who were not chosen.
The left-handed Fuentes is 0-4 with a 4.06 ERA and 20 saves. His injury is expected to sideline him until after the All-Star break.
Fuentes recently lost his job as the Rockies closer after blowing four straight save chances. He said he still plans to make the trip to San Francisco to take part in the festivities.

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