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Four Dodgers in Position to Advance in MLB All-Star Balloting

Four members of the Los Angeles Dodgers are in a great spot to advance to Phase 2 of the MLB All-Star voting. The names in gray in the below tweet are who would advance if the voting ended, and thus far, superstars Mookie Betts, Shohei Ohtani, Freddie Freeman, and Teoscar Hernández are in position to do so.

On Monday, MLB released the first All-Star voting update. Yankees superstar Aaron Judge leads all players with over 1.3 million votes. The Dodgers foursome is either first in their position or among the top vote-getters. Betts and Ohtani are first in their respective positions of shortstop and designated hitter. Freeman is second behind the National League leader in votes, Phillies star Bryce Harper, for first basemen. Hernández is fourth among the outfielders behind Padres’ Jurickson Profar, Brewers’ Christian Yelich, and Padres Fernando Tatis Jr.

These four are in a great position as things stand, but we won’t know until June 27 if they do happen to move onto Phase 2 or if one of the players behind them takes their place. In Phase 2, the voting totals reset, and the winner is selected as the All-Star game starter at his respective position.

Freeman, Ohtani, and Hernández are in great spots, as they should move on and eventually play in the game — however, that may not be the case for Betts. Betts is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a fractured left hand that he suffered on Sunday against the Kansas City Royals. The best-case scenario for Betts to get back on the field will be toward the end of July.

The All-Star Game will be played on July 16 at Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers. At least three Dodgers will represent L.A. in next month’s game — with likely a few more pitchers and position players making the cut.

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Ricardo Sandoval

I write about sports. Staff writer at Dodgers Nation, LA Sports Report network of sites, and Newsweek. I’m also lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan.

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