The All-Star Game rosters usually have a way of working themselves out. Usually at the end of the day, thanks to injuries and whatnot, the players who are supposed to be there get there.

Two closers who many felt were snubbed when the original rosters were announced have found their way into the game.

With Milwaukee Brewers RHP Yovani Gallardo and New York Yankees RHP Mariano Rivera pulling themselves from the game, San Diego Padres closer Heath Bell and Tampa Bay Rays closer Rafael Soriano have been named to the NL and AL rosters respectively.

Soriano is 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA and 23 saves in 24 opportunities this season, and this will be the second straight All-Star selection for Bell, who was the loser in last year’s All-Star Game. He is tied for the NL lead with 23 saves and has a 1.72 ERA.

I feel bad for Gallardo that he won’t be able to pitch in this game, but Bell not being on the original NL roster was a joke. Really not sure how Brian Wilson got the nod over him, but like I said, these things usually have a way of working themselves out.

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