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.
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.
Back stiffness for Alexei — Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) July 12, 2014
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