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Pirates Notebook: Felipe Rivero and Ivan Nova React to Being All-Star Snubs

Felipe Rivero is looking forward to having four days off over the All-Star break. Photo Credit: David Hague
Pirates Notebook: Felipe Rivero and Ivan Nova React to Being All-Star Snubs

PITTSBURGH - Felipe Rivero and Ivan Nova are not going to the All-Star Game. At least, not yet.

Neither Rivero or Nova was selected as a starter or reserve or was named to the final five fan vote by Major League Baseball on Sunday afternoon.

But there are plenty of opportunities for a pitcher to get added to the roster between now and July 11 in Miami. Pitchers that pitch in the days leading up to the All-Star game can be replaced for those that will be available.

That would seem to be more likely for Nova than Rivero, despite the latter's impressive 0.82 ERA. Nova is scheduled to make his final first-half start on July 7, meaning that he will be on three days of rest for the All-Star game. Nova said he’s currently planing on returning home to the Dominican Republic to visit famil...

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