Sanchez replaces injured Kimbrel on AL All-Star team
NEW YORK (AP) Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez has been picked to replace injured Boston closer Craig Kimbrel on the AL All-Star team.
AL manager Ned Yost of Kansas City announced the choice Saturday. The game is Tuesday in San Diego.
Kimbrel injured his left knee while shagging balls before Friday night's game. He is expected to have surgery for a medial meniscus tear Monday and likely will be sidelined for three to six weeks.
Sanchez is 9-1 with a 2.97 ERA. He pitched five innings Saturday against Detroit and got a no-decision.
Sanchez is a first-time All-Star. He joined Blue Jays teammates Josh Donaldson, Edwin Encarnacion, Marco Estrada and Michael Saunders in being chosen for the AL side.