Brewers’ Aguilar headed to All-Star game after winning NL ‘Final Vote’

Mariners SS Jean Segura might be an All Star if each MLB team didn't get a representative

First baseman Jesus Aguilar was announced as the victor of the NL "Final Vote" contest Wednesday night.

Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi is second behind Mariners infielder Jean Segura in All-Star Game Final Vote balloting. "It's wonderful. It feels really good".

Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar won the NL fan vote. 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 Red Sox will be sending five players to Washington, D.C., for the All-Star Game: Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, Chris Sale, Craig Kimbrel and Mitch Moreland. Segura is hitting.329/.356/.467. He is second in the bigs with 116 hits heading into today's games.

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San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt finished second in the NL balloting, followed by Max Muncy of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals and Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals.

With the new All-Star appointments, there are now 28 first-time All-Stars (12 AL, 16 NL), 29 players (16 AL, 13 NL) age 27-or-younger and 24 foreign-born players (15 AL, 9 NL) on the 2018 All-Star rosters.

Segura is having a wildly successful season for a talented Mariners team that is in the hunt for first place in the American League West. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage.

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