Red Sox RHP Matt Clement will replace injured Blue Jays RHP Roy Halladay on the AL squad in the All-Star Game, Boston Manager Terry Francona announced yesterday.
Halladay, who would have started for the AL, was struck in the left shin Friday night by a line drive off the bat of Texas's Kevin Mench.
X-rays revealed a fracture, and Halladay is expected to be sidelined for at least a month. The 2003 Cy Young Award winner is 12-4 with a 2.41 ERA.
Clement (10-2, 3.85 ERA) was delighted to take a his place in Tuesday's game.
"To get a chance to be with the best players in the world is truly an honor, and I'm excited," he said. "I wish Roy all the luck in the world; that's not the way I wanted it to happen. He's a great pitcher and he deserved to be there. But I'm glad I'm going."
Clement's all-star selection means he will get an automatic $250,000 raise next year, making his 2006 salary $9.75 million. . . .
Despite the deadly attacks in London, security at the All-Star Game will remain the same as planned.
"None of our plans have changed following the London bombing," Detroit police spokesman James Tate said. "We already went into this with the preparation of the worst-case scenario. . . . We didn't scale it up or scale it down."
Tate said his department is the lead police agency for security at Comerica Park during the all-star week events. But other local, state and federal agencies each have a role.
"We have agents all around the city in various locations. Some you might see, some you might not," said Special Agent Dawn Clenney, a spokeswoman for the FBI's Detroit office. "For the most part, you will not see them."
* PAGING DR. FREUD: Boston LHP David Wells said he understands why Texas LHP Kenny Rogers shoved two cameramen, comparing the situation to a sexual assault.
"Some guy's being aggressive with a woman, and she says no, and he keeps on doing it. Well, you know what's going to happen. No is no in anything, when it comes to sexual or you know, whatever it is. No is no," Wells said during an appearance on Rhode Island radio station WSKO on Friday. "And I'm sure Kenny said, 'Hey, get it out of my face, don't do it.' But no, they want the big story, they want the scoop, you know?"
Wells added, "I probably would have done the same thing."
-- From News Services