Posey, pair of Giants pitchers named to All-Star team

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday who won the fan vote to start in the All-Star game next week.

Catcher Buster Posey, and pitchers Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto all received a nod.

First baseman Brandon Belt was relegated to the “Last Vote” push when fans vote for the final spot of the team on social media. The Baby Giraffe, as he’s known, said he expects to do well in the contest.

“I have a lot of faith in our fans,” he told reporters on Tuesday. “They vote very, very well.”

The most notable omission from the team was Brandon Crawford, who was the odd-man-out after Cubs fans stuffed the online ballot boxes with votes for Addison Russell. Crawford leads the league in defensive wins above replacement, according to Baseball Reference, and is slashing .270/.347/.428 compared to Russell’s .238/.336/.392.

“Of course, Crawford is always an All-Star candidate,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “Certainly, for us, it’s always our hope that he’s there, but, you know, you saw the voting — a lot of Cub players.”

Bumgarner is scheduled to pitch on the Sunday before the break, so he’ll likely be a spectator for the exhibition game. But Bochy acknowledged that he will talk to manager Terry Collins about Cueto possibly taking the mound in the first inning.

Vogt an All-Star

Catcher Stephen Vogt will be the Oakland Athletics’ lone all star after he was named a reserve on Tuesday.

This will be his second-straight season earning a spot in the Midsummer Classic.

The 31-year-old backstop is slashing .267/.308/.417 with six home runs.

National League All-Stars


C — Buster Posey, Giants

1B — Anthony Rizzo, Cubs

2B — Ben Zobrist, Cubs

3B — Kris Bryant, Cubs

SS — Addison Russell, Cubs

LF — Yoenis Cespedes, Mets

CF — Dexter Fowler, Cubs

RF — Bryce Harper, Nationals

SP — Madison Bumgarner, Giants; Johnny Cueto, Giants; Stephen Strasburg, Nationals; Jose Fernandez, Marlins; Julio Teheran, Braves; Noah Syndergaard, Mets; Jake Arrieta, Cubs; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Jon Lester, Cubs
RP — Jeurys Familia, Mets; Kenley Jansen, Dodgers; A.J. Ramos, Marlins; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Fernando Rodney, Padres/Marlins

Reserves: Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers; Wilson Ramos, Nationals; Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks; Wil Myers, Padres; Daniel Murphy, Nationals; Corey Seager, Dodgers; Nolan Arenado, Rockies; Matt Carpenter, Cardinals; Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies; Odubel Herrera, Phillies; Marcell Ozuna, Marlins; Adam Duvall, Reds.

Final vote: Brandon Belt, Giants; Ryan Braun, Brewers; Jake Lamb, Diamondbacks; Starling Marte, Pirates; Trevor Story, Rockies.

American League All-Stars


C — Salvador Perez, Royals

1B — Eric Hosmer, Royals

2B — Jose Altuve, Astros

3B — Manny Machado, Orioles

SS — Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox

LF — Mookie Betts, Red Sox

CF — Mike Trout, Angels

RF — Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox

DH — David Ortiz, Red Sox

SP — Marco Estrada, Blue Jays; Cole Hamels, Rangers; Danny Salazar, Indians; Chris Sale, White Sox; Steven Wright, Red Sox.

RP — Dellin Betances, Yankees; Brad Brach, Orioles; Zach Britton, Orioles; Alex Colome, Rays; Wade Davis, Royals; Will Harris, Astros; Kelvin Herrera, Royals; Craig Kimbrel, Red Sox; Andrew Miller, Yankees.

Reserves: Stephen Vogt, Athletics; Matt Wieters, Orioles; Miguel Cabrera, Tigers; Robinson Cano, Mariners; Francisco Lindor, Indians; Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays; Eduardo Nunez, Twins; Carlos Beltran, Yankees; Ian Desmond, Rangers; Mark Trumbo, Orioles; Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays.

Final vote: Ian Kinsler, Tigers; Evan Longoria, Rays; Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox; Michael Saunders, Blue Jays; George Springer, Astros.

Karl Buscheck contributed to this report.

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