Reds’ Joey Votto Selected To NL All-Star Team
NEW YORK (AP)
— 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.