Andrew Benintendi Falls Short In All-Star Final Vote; Jean Segura Gets Nod

Jose Verdugo
Julio 12, 2018

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura have won the final two roster spots for next week's All-Star Game in Washington. "It's fantastic. It feels really good".

After three straight days of creative hashtags, endless retweets and countless hand cramps from online voting, the Milwaukee Brewers are sending their fourth player to the 2018 MLB All-Star game. They distributed #SendSegura shirts, partnered with several local businesses on discounts to promote voting and even held open voting sessions at Safeco Field that saw surprise appearances by injured Mariners Mike Zunino and Hernández and general manager Jerry Dipoto. Aguilar, who is tied for the NL lead with 23 home runs, joins his teammates Lorenzo Cain, Josh Hader and Christian Yelich as Brewers selected to the NL All-Star roster. Segura entered play Wednesday in the majors with a.329 batting average and second in hits (116), trailing only reigning AL MVP Jose Altuve (124). By comparison, Segura registered 11 homers and 45 RBI in 125 games a season ago.

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Aguilar received 20.2 million votes, which is the second-highest amount in Final Vote history, according to ESPN. But he did finish ahead of Giancarlo Stanton (Yankees), Eddie Rosario (Twins) and Andrelton Simmons (Angels). Aguilar beat out Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants, Max Muncy of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals and Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals. It's also well deserved after Segura's superb first half helped to anchor the Mariners infield and offense.

Aguilar is now an All-Star for the first time. MLB Network, and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage.

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