Gallardo placed on DL, All-Star hopes dashed

The Brewers decided to play it safe with their ace right-hander on Tuesday, placing right-hander Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day disabled list with a left rib-cage strain and officially removing him from eligibility for next week’s All-Star Game. 

The injury bug bit Gallardo on Sunday in St. Louis, only hours after the 24-year-old was named to the National League All-Star team for the first time. He was examined Monday afternoon by head team physician William Raasch, who recommended further tests later this week. 
Gallardo said he still plans to travel to Anaheim for All-Star festivities, even if he’s unable to pitch. Major League Baseball will name a replacement in the coming days. 
To replace Gallardo on the 25-man roster, the Brewers activated left-hander Doug Davis from the 15-day DL. Davis, who has been sidelined since he developed inflammation around his heart in mid-May, is scheduled to take Gallardo’s spot in the starting rotation beginning Friday.
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