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

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Shannon Reynolds | 12 July, 2018, 05:35

Winning the online balloting for the AL is Mariners shortstop Jean Segura.

The All-Star Game is on Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. "To see your teammates and Seattle support me, and Mariners marketing".

Jesus Aguilar of the Milwaukee Brewers (left) and Jean Segura of the Seattle Mariners won the MLB All-Star Game Final Vote.

First baseman Jesus Aguilar was announced as the victor of the NL "Final Vote" contest Wednesday night. 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. 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. Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi was second.

Segura now has 116 hits this season, tied for the second-most in Major League Baseball.

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Aguilar is presently tied for the NL lead with 23 home runs, and he boasts a.302/.369/.631 slash line, which comes to an OPS+ of 161.

Aguilar is now an All-Star for the first time.

The results of the Final Vote to determine the last roster spot on the American League and National League All-Star teams are in.

Segura will make his second trip to the All-Star Game (also 2013) after receiving 13.6 million votes in the Final Vote competition.

For the eight players not selected in the Final Vote, the All-Star dream is not officially over. The 24 foreign-born players include players from Venezuela (8), Puerto Rico (6), the Dominican Republic (4), Cuba (2), Curacao (2), Canada (1) and South Korea (1). Aguilar has not only played his way into an All-Star selection, he's also firmly in the MVP conversation as well based on his production so far.

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