Bogaerts, Ortiz Lead All-Star Voting
A pair of Boston Red Sox players are leading the MLB All Star Game voting, according to Major League Baseball on Tuesday.
Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz are the top vote getters at Shortstop and DH respectively, while Jackie Bradley Jr would also be starting the All-Star Game if voting closed today, as he finds himself with the second most votes in the outfield behind Mike Trout.
Ortiz has a significant lead over Kendrys Morales, while Bogaerts has the slight advantage over Alcides Escobar. After Trout and Bradley in the outfield are Lorenzo Cain and Mookie Betts at third and fourth place in the fan voting.
Other Boston players earning top five vote consideration include Hanley Ramirez (fourth at First Base), Dustin Pedroia (fourth at Second Base), and Blake Swihart (fifth at Catcher). There will be two more voting updates released by the MLB before the final starting line-ups are announced for the All Star Game on July 12th.