Earlier this week Josh Hader was named to his fourth All-Star Game . He was joined by reigning Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes as the only two Brewers to be selected. However, Hader has been replaced in the All-Star Game by Carlos Rodón. The original report was that Hader had been placed on the bereavement list, but MLB’s public relations Twitter account has since deleted the post claiming so.
Why is Hader being replaced?
Although the original report stated Hader was placed on the bereavement list, Brewers beat reporters Curt Hogg and Adam McCalvy have confirmed that to be false. The reporters relay word from the Brewers, who say Hader is dealing with “family responsibilities.”
Will Hader miss games?
As of right now, there is no indication that Hader will miss any games leading up to the All-Star break. The Brewers will play two games against the Twins followed by a four-game series against The Giants. Hader and his wife Maria Hader welcomed their first child in June, so it is understandable that he would stay at home as opposed to go to the All-Star Game. Hogg also reported on Hader’s status leading up to the break.
Hader is the first Brewers pitcher to be selected to four All-Star games. However, many thought that Devin Williams would accompany him this year. Unfortunately, Williams was not selected to the team, even with Hader opting out. Williams being snubbed has been a common discourse amongst Brewers fans. It surely will remain that way with Rodón replacing Hader.
Hader has been one of the Brewers’ most important players so far this season. There have been rumors about possible trades, but right now Hader is a key contributor to the Brewers’ pennant chase.