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Wedge, Gibbons added to AL All-Star staff

June 27, 2006

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— Cleveland manager Eric Wedge and Toronto manager John Gibbons will serve as American League coaches at next month's All-Star game.

AL manager Ozzie Guillen of the Chicago White Sox made the choices Monday. The All-Star game will be July 11 at Pittsburgh.

"I have a lot of respect for Eric Wedge and John Gibbons and what they have been able to accomplish with the Indians and Blue Jays. Every time we play those teams, it's a battle for the White Sox," Guillen said.

White Sox coaches Harold Baines, Don Cooper, Joey Cora, Art Kusnyer, Tim Raines and Greg Walker will handle batting practice. Trainers Steve Donohue of the New York Yankees and Nick Swartz of Kansas City also are on the AL staff.

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