Jered Weaver to start All-Star Game for American League

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Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times passes along notice that Angels right-hander Jered Weaver has been named the starting pitcher for the American League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game.

It couldn’t have been too difficult of a decision for American League skipper Ron Washington.

Weaver leads all of Major League Baseball with a 1.86 ERA, he has thrown more innings than any pitcher not named Justin Verlander or Roy Halladay, and he possesses the fourth-lowest opponents’ batting average (.192) in the big leagues.

The National League has not yet named its starter for Tuesday, but Jair Jurrjens seems likely to get the nod.