Rays lefty David Price headed to the All-Star Game expecting to pitch one inning, but not the first inning, amid speculation Detroit's Justin Verlander will make the start.

Price based his conclusion on not hearing from anyone by Sunday afternoon that he would start. When he had the assignment in 2010, he was told by then.

The official announcement will be made today in Kansas City, Mo.

Rays closer Fernando Rodney is also expected to pitch, potentially in the eighth inning with American League/Texas manager Ron Washington using his own Joe Nathan for the ninth.