Uehara named to AL All-Star squad

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Updated: 7/09/2014 5:40 pm

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has been selected to the American League All-Star team as an injury replacement, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday.

Uehara will be taking the spot that had been held by New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday due to right elbow inflammation.

The All-Star nod will be the first for Uehara since the 39-year-old joined the majors in 2009, though he was an eight-time All-Star previously in his native Japan.

Uehara, the MVP of the 2013 AL Championship Series and a key contributor to the Red Sox' run to last year's World Series title, has followed up with a dominant first half of 2014. The right-hander owns a 4-2 record with 18 saves and a 1.30 ERA over 40 appearances, while yielding just 25 hits in 41 2/3 innings pitched.

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