Brian Dozier is an American League All-Star after all.
Major League Baseball announced Saturday that the Minnesota Twins second baseman was added to the team by AL Manager Ned Yost, replacing Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista. Bautista won't participate in the All-Star game to receive treatment on the sore right shoulder that has bothered him for several weeks.
The Target Field public-address announcer broke the news as the top of the fourth inning was about to begin in Minnesota's game against the Detroit Tigers. As a close-up of Dozier at his position was shown on the video board, Dozier smiled and doffed his cap to the roaring crowd.
Dozier was beaten out by Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas in an online contest for the last spot on the team, despite an aggressive marketing campaign by the Twins to drum up votes. The team had a bulldozer parked on the plaza in a thematic display outside the ballpark during the week.
It will be Dozier's first All-Star appearance. He's in his fourth major league season.
Dozier began the game Saturday with a .259 batting average, 19 home runs and 49 runs batted in plus a league-leading 66 runs and 48 extra-base hits.
The Boston Red Sox put right-hander Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right elbow.
Buchholz walked off after throwing a pitch in the fourth inning Friday night. He was 4-0 with an 0.87 earned-run average in his last four starts before Friday.
The Cleveland Indians put infielder Mike Aviles on the family medical emergency list for the second time this season.
Aviles' 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, was diagnosed with leukemia in May and has been undergoing treatment at Cleveland Clinic. Aviles was at the hospital with his daughter Friday before arriving at Progressive Field, and he then left to return to the hospital before the start of that night's game against Oakland.
On Saturday, Aviles called Manager Terry Francona to say, "I need to be there."
Aviles was originally on the list May 8-14 and was moved to the restricted list May 15-17 before returning to the Indians.
Marlins' Dee Gordon leaves game because of injury
Second baseman Dee Gordon left the Miami Marlins' game against Cincinnati because of an apparent hand injury after sliding headfirst into first base for an infield hit in the seventh inning.
The infield hit was Gordon's third of game, and he leads the majors with 122 hits. He selected to start for the National League in the All-Star game for the first time.
The Texas Rangers designated left-hander Ross Detwiler for assignment.
Detwiler started the season in the rotation after an off-season trade with Washington. He was 0-5 with a 6.95 ERA in seven starts and was sent to the bullpen after a stint on the disabled list because of shoulder inflammation.
After 10 more appearances as a reliever, Detwiler's 7.12 ERA was highest in the majors among pitchers with at least 40 innings.
Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is injured
Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero left the game against the Chicago White Sox because of a jammed left thumb.
Montero struck out swinging in the second inning and didn't take the field in the third.