Marmol to replace Cubs teammate Wood in All-Star Game

Updated: July 14, 2008, 9:17 AM ET
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CHICAGO -- Kerry Wood will sit out the All-Star Game because of a blister on his pitching hand.

National League All-Star manager Clint Hurdle of the Colorado Rockies announced that Chicago Cubs right-handed pitcher Carlos Marmol will replace his teammate on the NL All-Star roster on Sunday.

"We have the opportunity to take six days to let it get better and not deal with it the rest of the year," Wood said Saturday. "It's a little bit disappointing."

Wood still plans to ...

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