Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson won't play in Tuesday’s All-Star Game due to a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand, Major League Baseball said Sunday.
Though the blister is healing, doctors have recommended that Wilson use the four day All-Star break to rest.
However, the Newport Beach native still plans on attending the All-Star festivities and is unlikely to miss a start because of the injury. The Angels begin a three-game road trip against the New York Yankees on Friday.
Wilson, a left-hander, will be replaced on the roster by Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy.
Wilson has had a strong season, posting a 9-5 record with a 2.43 ERA. He was one of four Angels selected to the American League squad, along with Jered Weaver, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo.
Last season Wilson made his first All-Star team, but took the loss after giving up a three-run home run to Prince Fielder. He signed a five-year, $77.5 million contract with the Angels this offseason.