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June 29, 2012

Yu Darvish doesn't believe he should be an All-Star

Right-hander Yu Darvish entered Friday tied for the American League lead in victories and rankes in the top five in strikeouts. He has All-Star credentials, but he said he isn't worthy of the honor.

He didn't specify why he feels the way he feels. He mentioned Tuesday that his 50 walks would put his candidacy into question. But on Friday, during his normal between-starts chat with the media, Darvish said that all the All-Star talk is based on the hype surrounding his move from Japan.

"I think that's more of a build up of who I am and where I came from," Darvish said. "Maybe the media created this, promoting me this much. Personally, do I feel like an All-Star? I don't think so.

"I'm also hearing that I might start the All-Star Game, and that's totally out of context. Am I going to be an All-Star? I don't know. Do I think I'm worthy? Probably not. Plus, there are a lot of other players who deserve it, too."

-- Jeff Wilson

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