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Brothers honored to be mentioned in All-Star talk

PHOENIX -- Rockies left-hander Rex Brothers said even being considered to be included on the National League squad for the All-Star Game is an honor, even though he wasn't selected. Manager Walt Weiss said he hoped Brothers would be considered if an injury replacement is needed.

"I put myself in a situation, having the first half that I did, to be in that kind of decision," Brothers said. "I'm grateful and blessed to have my name in the same sentence. That would be maybe a once-in-a-career kind of deal.

"But right now, I'm just going to take a couple days off for the All-Star break and get rebooted for the second half. I think I'll go home [to Tennessee] and hang out with some family, relax, clear the mind and let the body rest."

Brothers (2-0, 1.02 ERA in 38 games) had a streak of 32 scoreless outings covering 30 innings from April 10 to June 28.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb.
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