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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey will miss the All-Star Game because of a lingering right hip issue that needs an injection to calm the inflammation.

The hip has bothered him both hitting and catching off and on all season, so Posey is hopeful the time off will allow him to heal.

Blake Snell has the best ERA in the AL among starting pitchers and is among the league leaders in several other categories, but he did not make the All-Star team. Teammate Chris Archer took to social media to complain about Snell’s snub.

Major League Baseball said St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina would replace Posey on the NL roster.

“It’s an honor to be selected to the All-Star Game. It’s not something you take for granted and it’s a decision I didn’t come to lightly,” Posey said after the Giants’ 2-1, 11-inning victory over the Cubs on Monday night. “Making that decision with the training staff and the medical staff, I just felt like that was going to be in my best interest and hopefully the best interest for the team as well.”


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