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Loaiza named AL All-Star07/04/2004 7:00 PM ET
By Scott Merkin / MLB.com
CHICAGO -- When White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen pulled aside Esteban Loaiza shortly after he arrived in the cramped visitors' clubhouse at Wrigley Field on Sunday, his immediate first thought was that the South Siders had pulled off another major trade. Maybe the move even involved him. "Ozzie told me he needed to talk to me, and I didn't know what was going on," said a smiling Loaiza. "I thought something really important was going to happen." There was no trade, but the news held great importance, as Loaiza surmised. It was especially significant for the 32-year-old right-hander. Loaiza learned that he was selected to his second straight All-Star Game and second of his career, serving as the lone representative for the first-place White Sox.