Giancarlo Stanton loses out in AL All-Star fan vote

Paola Ditto
Luglio 12, 2018

The Mariners asked fans to #SendSegura, and send they did.

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. "It's incredible. It feels really good".

Major League Baseball released the results of online balloting for the last slot in each league Wednesday night, with Aguilar drawing 20.2 million votes to secure his first All-Star selection.

Segura will make his second trip to the All-Star Game (also 2013) after receiving 13.6 million votes in the Final Vote competition. Brewers outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich had already been chosen, along with reliever Josh Hader.

This will be Segura's second All-Star appearance. But he did finish ahead of Giancarlo Stanton (Yankees), Eddie Rosario (Twins) and Andrelton Simmons (Angels).

The 28-year-old veteran entered Wednesday with 23 home runs, which is tied with Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado for the NL lead, 64 RBIs, which is third in the league behind Eugenio Suarez and Javier Báez. The 28-year-old native of Venezuela was followed in the NL Final Vote by 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.

As for Segura, the Mariners infielder is in the midst of a career year at the plate. Segura is hitting.329/.356/.467. He is second in the bigs with 116 hits heading into today's games. A handful of these deserving could still be added in the coming days.

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