MLB has released the first update on fan All-Star Game voting and the results are good for Rafael Devers. The third baseman leads all AL hot corner players with 727,669 votes - a small lead over the Cleveland Guardians’ José Ramírez at 711,367. While it’s too early to guarantee anything, Devers is well on his way to a second straight All-Star Game appearance.
Xander Bogaerts, a three-time All-Star, is possibly close to snagging a spot in the starting lineup himself. Trailing Bo Bichette of the Toronto Blue Jays (585,744) and Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox (528,278), Bogaerts (525,202) is just a bit on the outside. Clearly the voters are split among the top three and it’s possible a late surge could carry Xander to Los Angeles.
No other Red Sox are really in contention. J.D. Martinez is a distant third in the DH voting and Trevor Story’s slow start may have hurt him against Jose Altuve, among others, who started their seasons faster out of the gate.
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