Jean Segura, Jesus Aguilar win MLB Final Vote

Annette Crawford
July 12, 2018

After three continuous days of voting, baseball fans have decided that Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesús Aguilar and Seattle Mariners shortstop are worthy of making the trip to Washington DC.

The Mariners asked fans to #SendSegura, and send they did.

Aguilar and Segura earned the final roster spots on the National League and American League All-Star teams through online voting on, the 30 Club sites and mobile devices. "It's fantastic. It feels really good".

Aguilar beat out San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt, St. Louis infielder Matt Carpenter, LA Dodgers infielder Max Muncy and Washington shortstop Trea Turner. His total was the second-highest in the history of the All-Star Final Vote, trailing only Justin Turner's 20.8 million votes a year ago.

The 28-year-old veteran entered Wednesday with 23 home runs, which is tied with Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado for the NL lead, 64 RBIs, which is third in the league behind Eugenio Suarez and Javier Báez.

This will be Segura's second All-Star appearance. Through his first 85 games, he's slashed.329/.356/.467 with seven home runs and 47 RBI. But he did finish ahead of Giancarlo Stanton (Yankees), Eddie Rosario (Twins) and Andrelton Simmons (Angels).

Andrew Benintendi will get some time off during the All-Star break next week. In addition, Segura is the first Mariners player to ever come out on top of an All-Star Final Vote. MLB Network, and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage.

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