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Rangers' Young to replace Longoria

Updated: July 14, 2009, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- A frustrating injury left Evan Longoria with an unusual role in the All-Star Game: cheerleader.

The Tampa Bay Rays third baseman withdrew from Tuesday night's game because of an infected right ring finger. He was replaced in the American League starting lineup by Texas Rangers third baseman Michael Young, who batted seventh.

Chone Figgins of the Los Angeles Angels took Longoria's spot on the AL squad, managed by Joe Maddon of the Rays.

"Obviously, you don't ...

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