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Former Tiger LeMahieu to start MLB All-Star Game

Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu makes the play for the out against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning during a baseball game, Friday, July 3, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu makes the play for the out against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning during a baseball game, Friday, July 3, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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Former LSU baseball player and current Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu has been added to the starting lineup for the National League in the 2015 MLB All-Star Game, according to a report.

LeMahieu is an injury replacement for Dee Gordon of the Florida Marlins.

National League manager Bruce Bochy made the announcement Saturday, according to Comcast Sports Network. LeMahieu was chosen because he won the players' vote.

LeMahieu has a .309 batting average and is considered strong defensive player.

He won a national championship with the Tigers in 2009. He was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the second round of the MLB Draft that year. 

Coverage of the MLB All-Star begins at 6 p.m. from the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH.

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