Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
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Jesus Aguilar, Jean Segura win online vote for final all-star spots

Jesus Aguilar, Jean Segura win online vote for final all-star spots

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.

Segura, meanwhile, punched a ticket to his second Midsummer Classic by securing more votes than Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi, New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton, Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario and Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons.

Aguilar was widely considered to be the most deserving of the NL candidates.

Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar won the NL fan vote.

Heading into today's action, Aguilar is hitting.302/.369/.631 with 23 homers on the year, leading the National League in slugging, OPS and home runs.

Not bad for a player who was plucked off waivers from the Cleveland Indians prior to the 2017 season, and who was presumed to fill only a bench role in Milwaukee. That's excellent production for any player, let alone a shortstop. In addition, Segura is the first Mariners player to ever come out on top of an All-Star Final Vote.

Segura entered Wednesday's slate with a slash line of.329/.356/.467 (130 OPS+) with 24 doubles and 14 stolen bases. That's especially the case given the suspension of Robinson Cano for Seattle. He will join Mariners teammates Nelson Cruz, Edwin Diaz and Mitch Haniger at the All-Star Game.

The All-Star Game is on Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

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