Saturday July 12th, 2014

White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez was named to his first All-Star team this season as a reserve, but the 32-year-old Cuban native is unlikely to play in the game after leaving Saturday's game in Cleveland with back stiffness, according to MLB.com's Scott Merkin.

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Ramirez tweaked his back in the bottom of the third inning attempting to make a play on a ground ball. He will likely return to the lineup after the break.

The seven-year veteran is hitting .282 with eight homers, 41 RBIs and a .718 OPS in 94 games this season. He has played at least 156 games each of the last four seasons.

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