Jul 13, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT
[Updated: 5:03 p.m.]
Washington Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard has been added to the 2014 National League All-Star roster, the Nats announced on Sunday.
The news comes two days after Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann, the team’s lone All-Star Game representative, was forced to leave Friday’s game against Philadelphia with a right bicep strain.
Clippard, 29, was added to replace Braves pitcher Julio Teheran. Teheran started for the Braves on Sunday in Chicago.
Clippard has blossomed in Washington’s bullpen this season, registering a 2.03 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 40 innings. This is his second All-Star selection.
Clippard is part of a Nationals bullpen that as a whole has been one of the strongest in baseball, ranking third in the majors with a 2.69 ERA.
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