Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal will not pitch in All-Star Game
Rosenthal felt fatigue and decided to sit out the game after speaking with his manager Mike Matheny and All-Star manager Bruce Bochy.
This was the first All-Star selection for the 25-year-old Rosenthal. He converted 26 of his 28 save opportunities in the first half, with a 1.49 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings.
Rosenthal pitched seven times in 11 days before the All-Star break and threw a total of 56 pitches in his last two outings. He struggled in his final appearance on Sunday, allowing three runs on five hits in two-thirds of an inning, including giving up the game-winning hit to Gregory Polanco.
- Dan Gartland