{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Young not bothered by All-Star snub

Young not bothered by All-Star snub

|
BOSTON -- When American League manager Joe Girardi inadvertently announced Monday morning that Michael Young was replacing Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre on the All-Star roster, there was one person who didn't believe it.

"I didn't believe it for a minute," Young said. "First of all, I don't believe everything I read. I started getting congratulatory text messages, but I didn't miss one phone call."

Beltre played in the game despite dealing with a hamstring injury. Young said Phyllis Merhige, a vice president with Major League Baseball, would have called him with the news rather than him hearing it on television.

"I've known Phyllis for a long time and she's on top of everything," Young said. "I knew if I was on the team, she would have called. She called and apologized and Joe called to apologize. I told them both there was no need to call, but I appreciated the phone call.

"She said that Beltre wanted to test the hamstring and he deserves that right. He's having a great year. I don't want somebody to get hurt so I can make the team. Everything is fine. I got my rest, hung out with my boys and I'm ready to go for the second half."

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español