Josh Hader to miss MLB All-Star Game, replaced on NL roster

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader will not play in next week’s MLB All-Star Game after receiving the honor for the fourth time in his career.

MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy reports that Hader will not be playing in this year’s All-Star Game due to family responsibilities. MLB announced Tuesday that Hader was being replaced on the National League team’s roster by San Francisco Giants pitcher Carlos Rodon.

Hader’s wife Maria gave birth to their first child — a son they named Lucas — on June 15. His birth came about a month after she experienced complications in her pregnancy, which led to Hader taking a short leave of absence from the team.

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