TORONTO -- Manager John Farrell was named
to the American League All-Star team's coaching staff
Rangers manager Ron Washington picked Farrell to
join his staff for the game that will take
place on July 12 at Chase Field in Phoenix.
Farrell will be joined by Indians
manager Manny Acta, who was also selected by Washington for the
"It's an honor to represent the Blue Jays, to represent the American League," Farrell told reporters on Wednesday afternoon. "It's a special couple of days, and we all know that it has an impact in the postseason.
"I don't know what impact I'll have in the game -- probably very little -- but to be included in it is definitely an honor."
For the National League staff, San Francisco's Bruce Bochy
picked D-backs manager Kirk Gibson and
Washington skipper Jim Riggleman.
Farrell previously served as a pitching coach for
the AL All-Star team at Yankee Stadium
The 48-year-old rookie manager has led Toronto to a
21-20 record despite having to deal with players
missing a combined 194 days to the disabled list