2012 MLB All-Star Game: Matt Holliday Replaces Yadier Molina On NL Team

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is traveling to Puerto Rico following the death of his wife's grandfather and will not participate in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. Tony La Russa has chosen Matt Holliday to replace Molina on the National League team.

Related: St. Louis Cardinals Place Yadier Molina On Bereavement List, Recall Bryan Anderson

Like Molina, Holliday has been an important part of a potent Cardinals offense; he's hitting .318/.397/.526 with 20 doubles, 14 home runs and 56 runs batted in.

Holliday joins teammates Carlos Beltran, Rafael Furcal, David Freese and Lance Lynn in the All-Star Game.

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