KANSAS CITY -- While he'll still be making the trip to Kansas City, Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson will be unavailable to pitch in Tuesday's All-Star Game. Thus, the AL team gets to add an injury replacement, and it's White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy, the White Sox have announced.
Peavy, 31, is enjoying a huge career resurgence this season, as he finally appears recovered from the surgery he had to reattach his lat muscle to its insertion point in his shoulder. He is 7-5 with a 2.85 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 120 innings. He has 103 strikeouts, four complete games and one shutout.
This marks the third time Peavy has been an All-Star, but it'll be his first time on the American League team. This is Peavy's first time since 2007 to be named an All-Star.
Wilson won't be available in the All-Star Game due to a blister on his right middle finger.