Reds’ Joey Votto Selected To NL All-Star Team


— Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto and the New York

Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher have been chosen by fans for the final

roster spots for Tuesday’s All-Star game in Anaheim.

Votto earned the 34th and final spot on the

National League roster by beating out Washington third baseman Ryan

Zimmerman, Colorado outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and Atlanta closer Billy

Wagner in a four-day Internet vote. Padres reliever Heath Bell was a

candidate before being named as an injury replacement on the NL squad.

Swisher edged out Boston first baseman Kevin

Youkilis for the final AL spot. He was also competing against Chicago

White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, Texas third baseman Michael Young

and Minnesota outfielder Delmon Young.