Troy Tulowitzki replaces Dee Gordon on the NL All-Star team

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Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon suffered a dislocated left thumb sliding into first base on Saturday against the Reds, which will both put him on the disabled list and keep him out of the upcoming All-Star Game in Cincinnati. As a result, Troy Tulowizki has been called on to replace Gordon for the NL All-Star squad, MLB announced on Twitter.

Tulowitzki, 30, entered play Saturday hitting .318/.355/.479 with nine home runs and 46 RBI in 307 plate appearances.

David Price exits start with flu-like symptoms

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Red Sox southpaw David Price was lifted in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Astros. While there was some initial concern that he might have trigged the elbow tendinitis that has been affecting him lately, manager Alex Cora was quick to clarify the situation as the result of “flu-like symptoms.”

Price pitched just 2/3 of an inning, inducing a first-pitch fly out from Aledmys Díaz, striking out Alex Bregman, and allowing a single to Michael Brantley before making his departure from the mound. He was replaced by rookie right-hander Colten Brewer.

Barring further complications, Price will likely stay on track to make his next scheduled start during the Red Sox’ upcoming road trip. Entering Saturday’s match-up, the 33-year-old lefty carried a 2-2 record in seven starts with a 3.29 ERA, 2.2 BB/9, and 10.1 SO/9 across 41 innings in 2019.

Following Price’s removal, the Red Sox are still tied 0-0 with the Astros in the fifth.