HOUSTON, TX – Astros outfielder Michael Brantley and Astros RHP Ryan Pressly will not participate in the All-Star Game, which is scheduled for Tuesday at Coors Field in Denver, CO. Brantley will use the break to rest an injury (right side soreness) and Pressly has chosen to remain home with his wife, who is expecting their first child.
Pressly released the following statement:
“After careful consideration, I have decided to stay home during All-Star weekend with my wife Kat to prepare for the upcoming birth of our first child Wyatt, who is due very soon. I am extremely grateful to be selected for my second All-Star Game, but my place is at my wife’s side at this late stage of her pregnancy. “
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