Matt Holliday out of All-Star Game, Pederson to start, Braun added

Sunday July 12th, 2015

Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson will start the 2015 All-Star Game in place of Cardinals oufielder Matt Holliday, with the Brewers' Ryan Braun added to the roster.

The league announced Sunday that Pederson, 23, would replace Holliday in the lineup for Tuesday's game and that Braun, 31 would be his replacement on the National League team.

According to the Orange County Register, Pederson will become the first-ever Dodgers rookie to start the All-Star Game. The young outfielder has hit .230 with 20 home runs and 40 RBIs for Los Angeles.

This will be the sixth All-Star appearance for Braun, who is batting .272 with 15 home runs, 55 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.

Holliday, 35, will miss the game due to a quad injury that has sidelined him since June 8.

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