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July 14, 2011

Rangers manager moved by Yankees' Martin's selfless act

Manager Ron Washington had only one position player on the American League roster who he didn't play in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, but it turns out that was by design.

Yankees catcher Russell Martin, one of three catchers on the AL roster, approached Washington before the game at Chase Field and said to play Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters ahead of him. Martin had been an All-Star in 2007 and 2008 for the Dodgers and wanted Wieters to have the experience of playing in the All-Star Game.

"He said he'd been to an All-Star Game before and he'd let Wieters play," Washington said Thursday. "It was a class act."

-- Jeff Wilson


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apparently no yankees wanted to play in this game.

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