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All-Star Game Final Vote 2018

12 July 2018

The Boston Red Sox outfielder fell short in the MLB All-Star Game final vote, coming in second to Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura.

The Red Sox launched a #VoteBenny campaign, spearheaded by 2015 All-Star and Benintendi's teammate Brock Holt.

The results of the Final Vote to determine the last roster spot on the American League and National League All-Star teams are in. No totals were given for Benintendi.

Aguilar beat out San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt, St. Louis infielder Matt Carpenter, LA Dodgers infielder Max Muncy and Washington shortstop Trea Turner. Segura, who ranks second in the Majors with 116 hits, becomes the fourth Mariners player on the AL roster, joining teammates Nelson Cruz, Edwin Diaz and Mitch Haniger.

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.

Seattle shortstop Jean Segura was first in the fan voting. By comparison, Segura registered 11 homers and 45 RBI in 125 games a season ago.

Segura will make his second trip to the All-Star Game (also 2013) after receiving 13.6 million votes in the Final Vote competition.

Andrew Benintendi will get some time off during the All-Star break next week. It's also well deserved after Segura's superb first half helped to anchor the Mariners infield and offense. The 24 foreign-born players include players from Venezuela (8), Puerto Rico (6), the Dominican Republic (4), Cuba (2), Curacao (2), Canada (1) and South Korea (1).

All-Star Game Final Vote 2018