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MLB All-Star Game 2015: Boston's Brock Holt named to AL team, Xander Bogaerts in the Final Vote

The Red Sox are sending their most versatile player to Cincinnati to play as many positions in the All-Star Game as anyone ever has.

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It was just this morning that Matt Collins suggested that Brock Holt was deserving of a spot on the American League All-Star team and by the time games began this evening it had happened: Brock Holt \o/ was selected as the Red Sox representative. The All-Star Game will be played Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time on FOX.

Holt has found his way onto the Red Sox roster each of the last three seasons as a super-utility player and lives up to that title. So far in 2015 he's appeared at first, second, and third base, shortstop, and all three outfield positions. The 27-year-old is hitting .295/.383/.424 with 2 HR and 5 SB so far this year.

After the news broke, Holt heard from his teammates with congratulations.

With injuries, availability announcements, and more fan voting yet to come, the roster's aren't finalized, but the American League team will look something like this:

Speaking of fan voting Xander Bogaerts is in the next round ready and waiting for Red Sox Nation to go to the voting booth once more.

Will the Red Sox head into the break with two representatives on the All-Star team despite a rocky start to the season?

You can vote for Bogaerts here or on Twitter using #XforASG. The 22-year-old shortstop is hitting .302/.339/.414 with 3 HR, 4 SB, and 18 doubles. in his second full season in the majors. His competition in the Final Vote includes Detroit's Yoenis Cespedes, Kansas City's Mike Moustakas, Minnesota's Brian Dozier, and New York's Brett Gardner.