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Sox decide Sale will not start All-Star Game

Chris Sale

will be limited to one inning and therefore will not be the starting pitcher in Tuesday’s

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All-Star Game

, even though he has the second-best ERA in the

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American League
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at 2.19.

“Darn,” Sale said when informed by media of the

White Sox

's decision to limit him. “It would be something that would be great, but at the same time I’m not going to complain about it.

“It’s still an honor to be there. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the beginning, end or somewhere in-between, I’m excited to be there.”

All-Star Game starters usually pitch three innings, but the Sox are being extra careful with Sale, who is being converted from reliever to starter this season.

Because of his ERA, which is second to the

Angels

'

Jered Weaver

(2.13) and 10-2 record, Sale had been mentioned as a possible starter. His last start was Wednesday, so Tuesday would be past time for him to throw.

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“It’s something that crossed my mind and I thought about it a little bit,” Sale said. “But at the end of the day, it’s just about being a part of the whole process, and just having the opportunity to pitch in an All-Star game is enough for me to be honest with you.”

It is still unclear when Sale will start for the Sox when the second half begins Friday.

Twitter @davandyck

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