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Aaron Sanchez replaces Craig Kimbrel on the American League All-Star roster

Toronto Blue Jays v Chicago White Sox

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Aaron Sanchez #41 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning on June 24, 2016 at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez is replacing Red Sox reliever Craig Kimbrel on the American League All-Star roster, the club announced on Saturday. Kimbrel has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to miss three to six weeks.

Sanchez, 24, has had a terrific season, currently standing at 9-1 with a 2.97 ERA and a 103/37 K/BB ratio in 118 1/3 innings. He served as a swing man for the Jays last year, making 11 starts and 30 relief appearances.

Kimbrel, 28, has 17 saves in 19 opportunities with a 3.55 ERA and a 50/15 K/BB ratio in 33 innings. His ERA ballooned by more than a full run after yielding four runs without recording an out last Tuesday against the Rangers.

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