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Soriano, Bell are All-Star replacements

Updated: July 7, 2010, 4:58 PM ET
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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Rafael Soriano and San Diego Padres closer Heath Bell were named as replacements for the AL and NL teams, respectively, for next week's All-Star Game.

Soriano will replace New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera for the AL and Bell will replace Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo for the NL.

Rivera pulled out of next week's game in Anaheim because of nagging injuries. Major League Baseball added Soriano on Wednesday.

Gallardo was ...

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