Cubs' Ramirez Turns Down All-Star Game

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Aramis Ramirez wants to go home over the All Star break.

    The Cubs’ Aramis Ramirez is turning down an opportunity to be an All Star this year, both the Tribune and Sun-Times are reporting.

    According to reports, NL All-Star manager Bruce Bochy wanted to name Ramirez as a replacement for the Phillies’ Placido Polanco, who’s out with complaints of a bulging disc.

    But Ramirez doesn’t want to play in the All-Star game. He already had plans to travel home to the Dominican Republic over the break, the papers reported.