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Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has enjoyed a career year with 16 home runs, 49 RBI and a .279 batting average. He was named to the All-Star Game but has decided to use the break to rest a sore oblique. Michael Bourn was named to the National League team in his place. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has enjoyed a career year with 16 home runs, 49 RBI and a .279 batting average. He was named to the All-Star Game but has decided to use the break to rest a sore oblique. Michael Bourn was named to the National League team in his place. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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