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Ian Desmond out of All-Star Game

Updated: July 7, 2012, 7:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

WASHINGTON -- Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has been scratched from the All-Star Game because of an abdominal injury.

The decision was made Saturday after Desmond consulted with team doctors, management and National League manager Tony La Russa.

Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn will replace Desmond on the NL roster.

Desmond has been dealing with an oblique injury since mid-June. He has missed only one game this season, and having time off during the All-Star break should ...

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