LHP C.J. Wilson given All-Star nod

July, 3, 2011
7/03/11
11:18
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Rangers and American League All-Star manager Ron Washington selected starter C.J. Wilson for the 2011 American League All-Star pitching staff staff.

Wilson is 8-3 in his first season as the Rangers' No. 1 pitcher with a 3.14 ERA and 100 strikeouts.

This will be Wilson's first All-Star appearance.

On the TBS telecast, Washington said of all the Rangers, he was most happy for Wilson.

"This guy is a workhorse," Washington said. "He never complains; he battles. He has a workman-like attitude. It seems like every Sunday we play a day game, C.J. is out there in the heat. I thought he was very deserving of it."

Washington added that he wanted Wilson's left-handed arm out of the bullpen for the game, a role Wilson is certainly familiar with from his days as a reliever.

“C. J. is very deserving," Washington said. "There wasn’t a whole lot of choices on left-handed relievers. C. J. had the experience of doing that. He’s deserving, as far as I’m concerned, of being on the All-Star team, so I chose him.”

Shortly after the announcement of his selection, Wilson tweeted (@str8edgeracer) about his upcoming all-star appearance.
I can already feel the huge west coast posse forming for the all-star game! #PMA stoked to get the call from Wash. thanks to everyone
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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