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

Mitch Haniger made his first All Star team Sunday.  Alan Chitlik Sportspress Northwest

Mitch Haniger made his first All Star team Sunday. Alan Chitlik Sportspress Northwest

Segura, who made the NL All-Star squad in 2013 with Milwaukee, is the first Seattle player to win the fan voting for the final spot. "It's unbelievable. It feels really good". Prevailing in NL is Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar. As we've seen in years past, there tends to be a lot of roster shuffling that goes on between the Final Vote announcement and the All-Star Game itself due to injury issues or other reasons. 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. He'll join Milwaukee outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain as well as relief pitcher Josh Hader at the midsummer classic, hosted by the Washington Nationals on July 17 at Nationals Park.

The 28-year-old Venezuelan was tied for the National League lead with 23 home runs and becomes the fourth Milwaukee player headed to the game.

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The results of the Final Vote to determine the last roster spot on the American League and National League All-Star teams are in. Through his first 85 games, he's slashed.329/.356/.467 with seven home runs and 47 RBI. This is his second All-Star Game selection. The 28-year-old native of the Dominican Republic was followed in the AL Final Vote by Andrew Benintendi of the Boston Red Sox, Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees, Eddie Rosario of the Minnesota Twins and Andrelton Simmons of the Los Angeles Angels. In addition, Segura is the first Mariners player to ever come out on top of an All-Star Final Vote. A handful of these deserving could still be added in the coming days.

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