View Full Version : Holliday replaces injured Soriano as all star starter

07-10-2008, 07:23 PM
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Clint Hurdle announced that Matt Holliday will replace injured Alfanso Soriano as the starter in left field for the all star game. He has yet to pick a replacement for Soriano and will wait till the final vote results to do so.

Hurdle said an MLB official told him that an agreement stipulates that when an elected starter cannot play, the non-starting player at the same position who received the most votes on the player ballot gets the spot.

Hurdle will also need to name a replacement for Soriano on the team, and he said he will do that after the results of the All-Star Final Vote are known Thursday night. He said the choice wouldn't necessarily be the runner-up.