Published: Thu, June 01, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

As of now, Red Sox have just 1 American League All-Star starter

As of now, Red Sox have just 1 American League All-Star starter

The first American League All-Star ballot update has been released, and as of now the Red Sox have just one starter.

Betts, who is hitting.276 entering Wednesday and leads the Red Sox in home runs (nine), RBI (32) and slugging percentage (.495), is the only Boston player now in line to make the starting nine.

Betts trails only the Angels' Mike Trout (776,937 votes) and the Yankees' Aaron Judge (730,438 votes) in outfield voting so far.

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Mookie Betts now is in third place in the outfield voting. If Trout is truly out for the game, he might be as close as fourth place already. He leads all AL outfielders with 16 doubles on the season.

Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) hits a single against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning at Fenway Park. The rookie outfielder is batting.272 with five home runs and 27 RBIs and continues to play strong defense in both left and center field. Xander Bogaerts ranks third among AL shortstops with 252,379 votes, behind Puerto Rico natives Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa. He's trailing the Cleveland Indians Michael Brantley by less than 7000 votes.

Betts isn't the only member of the #WinDanceRepeat crew that might show up at the Miami Marlins stadium in July: Andrew Benintendi is only about ten thousand votes behind Betts as of today's standing.

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