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No word on Manny

Posted by Chris Snow, Globe Staff  July 5, 2006 05:19 PM

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There was no announcement from Major League Baseball on Manny Ramirez's participation in Tuesday’s All-Star game.

Manager Terry Francona maintains that the Red Sox have made Major League Baseball aware of Ramirez’s withdrawal from the game.

“The next thing that will happen is MLB will have the next announcement. I’ve done my part, hopefully respectfully,” Francona said.

Francona also announced the order of the rotation after the All-Star Break: Tim Wakefield, Josh Beckett, Curt Schilling, and Jon Lester/Jason Johnson or Johnson/Lester.

Tonight's lineups:

Red Sox
1. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
2. Mark Loretta, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Manny Ramirez, LF
5. Trot Nixon, RF
6. Jason Varitek, C
7. Mike Lowell, 3B
8. Coco Crisp, CF
9. Alex Cora, SS
-- Jason Johnson, SP

Devil Rays
1. Julio Lugo, SS
2. Carl Crawford, LF
3. Rocco Baldelli, CF
4. Aubrey Huff, 3B
5. Jorge Cantu, 2B
6. Jonny Gomes, DH
7. Russell Branyon, RF
8. Ty Wigginton, 1B
9. Josh Paul, C
-- Tim Corcoran, P

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