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07/10/2009 1:58 PM ET
Werth named to replace Beltran on National League roster
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Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth has been named to the 2009 National League All-Star roster, replacing New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran, who is on the disabled list. Werth was selected by National League manager Charlie Manuel in conjunction with Major League Baseball.

The All-Star selection is the first of Werth's seven-year Major League career. There are currently 26 first-time All-Stars slated to participate in the 2009 All-Star Game, including 15 in the N.L. dugout. The 30-year-old Werth entered play today batting .268 with 20 home runs, 54 RBI, 59 runs scored and 12 stolen bases.

With the addition of Werth, all three Phillies' starting outfielders have been named N.L. All-Stars and all are first-time All-Stars. Philadelphia left fielder Raul Ibañez was elected to the N.L.'s starting lineup by fans and center fielder Shane Victorino was the winner of the 2009 All-Star Final Vote on MLB.com. It is the first time since 1995 that one Major League Club has had three outfielders named to the Midsummer Classic. In 1995, the Cleveland Indians' outfield trio of Albert Belle, Kenny Lofton and Manny Ramirez were named American League All-Stars. Overall, it is the 13th time ever that a club has had three outfielders named to an All-Star roster.

The 80th Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD and televised around the world by Major League Baseball International, with pregame ceremonies beginning at 8:00 p.m. (EDT)/7:00 p.m. (CDT). ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage.

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