The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Saturday afternoon that Starling Marte has been named as a replacement for Yoenis Cespedes on the National League All-Star team. Marte was one of five players on the final vote ballot earlier this week, finishing second to Brandon Belt in that voting.

Marte is hitting .316/.360/.463 this season, with 19 doubles, four triples, six homers and 27 stolen bases. This is his first All-Star selection. He joins Mark Melancon as the two representatives for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The All-Star game takes place Tuesday night in San Diego.

In other All-Star news, Frank Duncan has been named to the International League All-Star game. Both Josh Bell and Tyler Glasnow were selected for the game, but neither will be participating. Duncan will be the lone Indianapolis representative.

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      • Im sure he is, but the game is after this series.

        He could fly out there and throw his inning. Appears he just is choosing not to go.

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