J.D. Martinez Named New Starting DH For American League All-Star Team

With Hunter Pence out of this year’s MLB All-Star game due to injury, one Boston Red Sox player gets a chance to start in his place.

The MLB announced Wednesday that J.D. Martinez will replace Pence as the American League All-Star team’s starting designated hitter. Martinez placed second in AL All-Star voting behind Pence, who was ruled out of next week’s game after aggravating a groin injury during a rehab assignment Monday night.

Xander Bogaerts was added to the AL All-Star roster in place of Pence.

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