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Mariners’ Jean Segura sent to All-Star Game with Final Vote win

12 July, 2018, 11:58 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Edwin Diaz leads the major leagues with 35 saves and is second among all relievers with 78 strikeouts. Those numbers were good enough to earn the Mariners closer his first spot on the American League All Star team

Seattle shortstop Jean Segura was first in the fan voting.

Aguilar received 20.2 million votes, which is the second highest vote total since the Final Vote began in 2002, trailing only Justin Turner's 20.8 million last season.

The 28-year-old Seattle shortstop was batting.329 and ranked second in the majors with 116 hits.

Aguilar is presently tied for the NL lead with 23 home runs, and he boasts a.302/.369/.631 slash line, which comes to an OPS+ of 161.

MLB announced the winners of the "Final Vote" for the AL and NL All-Star teams on Wednesday night, and Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi came up short in the American League.

Aguilar drew 20.2 million votes, beating out Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants, Max Muncy of the Dodgers, Trea Turner of the host Washington Nationals and Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals. He will join Mariners teammates Nelson Cruz, Edwin Diaz and Mitch Haniger at the All-Star Game.

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For the eight players not selected in the Final Vote, the All-Star dream is not officially over. Prevailing in NL is Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar.

The Mariners made a big push to get Segura a ticket to Nationals Park for next week's All-Star activities after he was named one of five AL candidates for the Final Vote on Sunday.

As for Segura, the Mariners infielder is in the midst of a career year at the plate.

Aguilar is now an All-Star for the first time.

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