BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Red Sox have six players headed to San Diego for the All-Star Game next Tuesday, but they have a chance to make it seven. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia has a chance to win the game’s annual “Final Vote” to make the American League roster via fan voting.
Pedroia is pitted against Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler, Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, Houston Astros outfielder George Springer, and Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders for the final vote. Cast yours at MLB.com/vote.
Pedroia’s Red Sox teammates who made the All-Star team spoke about the possibility of the four-time All-Star making his fifth trip to the Midsummer Classic.
“That would be pretty legit,” Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. told Ian Browne of MLB.com. “He’s definitely a leader on this team. I think he deserves it. He’s such a key and vital player to this team and he’s having a great year as well.”
Pedroia is batting .308 with eight home runs, 34 RBI, 20 doubles, and an .817 OPS while playing in 81 of 83 games for the Red Sox.