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Rivera 'pitching hurt,' no All-Star Game

Updated: July 7, 2010, 1:32 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

OAKLAND -- Due to inflammation in his right knee and a sore oblique, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is going to skip this year's All-Star Game. Rivera said he thought he could continue pitching for the Yankees until the All-Star break, but it would be prudent to take advantage of the four days off, rather than go to Anaheim.

"I've been pitching hurt," Rivera said.

The disabled list is not a possibility at this point, Rivera said, which indicates the Yankees ...

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