07/10/2010 7:39 PM ET
Paul Konerko to replace Justin Morneau on A.L. All-Star roster
Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has been named to replace Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins on the American League's active roster for the 81st All-Star Game, Major League Baseball announced today.
Because Morneau was a fan-elected starter, his replacement was selected by American League All-Star manager
Joe Girardi. This is Konerko's fourth All-Star Game selection, having also been named in 2002, 2005 and 2006.
Konerko enters play tonight with a .299 batting average, 20 home runs and 62 RBI.
Konerko will be a reserve on the A.L. squad, while player-elected All-Star Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers
will now serve as the American League's starting first baseman.
Other announcements regarding the All-Star rosters will be made if they become necessary.
The 81st Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers
Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD and Le Reseau des Sports, and around the world by Major League Baseball International,
with pregame ceremonies beginning at 8:00 p.m. (EDT)/5:00 p.m. (PDT). ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national
radio coverage. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Game coverage.