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Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price not expected to start All-Star Game

CLEVELAND — Rays lefty David Price headed to the All-Star Game expecting to pitch one inning, but not the first inning, amid speculation Detroit's Justin Verlander will make the start.

Price based his conclusion on not hearing from anyone by Sunday afternoon that he would start. When he had the assignment in 2010, he was told by then.

The official announcement will be made today in Kansas City, Mo.

Rays closer Fernando Rodney is also expected to pitch, potentially in the eighth inning with American League/Texas manager Ron Washington using his own Joe Nathan for the ninth.

Price went to last year's game but was not eligible to pitch due to a minor toe injury. Though that made it more of a relaxing break, he is looking forward to getting on the mound this time, in line to come in after Verlander.

"Obviously playing in the game and representing the AL East and the Tampa Bay Rays is a good feeling," Price said.

"My body feels good right now so I don't think an inning or two would really affect me that much."

Among other activities today, Price will join nine other All-Stars in reading an item for a Late Show with David Letterman top 10 list that airs tonight.

Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price not expected to start All-Star Game 07/08/12 [Last modified: Sunday, July 8, 2012 7:10pm]
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