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Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke was named to the National League All-Star Team on Thursday.
Greinke replaces Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester, whose next start is Sunday, making him unavailable to play in the 89th All-Star game on Tuesday at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
This will be the fifth All-Star appearance for Greinke, 34, and his second as a D-Back.
Greinke is 9-5 with a 3.39 ERA, 117 strikeouts and 23 walks in 19 starts this season.
Greinke’s addition gives the D-Backs three All-Stars in consecutive All-Star games for the first time in team history. Joins Patrick Corbin and Paul Goldschmidt on Tuesday.
Also, Greinke is the fifth D-Backs’ pitcher to make multiple All-Star teams, joining Randy Johnson (5), Brandon Webb (3), Dan Haren (2) and Curt Schilling (2).