Kevin Youkilis has been added to the American League roster for the 2011 MLB All-Star Game after New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who was voted in as a starter, decided to drop out of the game.
"I think it's an honor to be chosen," he said. (via MLB.com)
Youkilis will be appearing in his third straight All-Star game, as he was also selected to the game in 2009 and 2010. In 81 games this season, Youkilis is batting .275 with a .491 slugging percentage, 12 home runs and 59 RBI.