Bryce Harper leads NL All-Star balloting; Cubs near top of all positions

Anthony Rizzo leads the voting at first base, Kris Bryant is tops at the hot corner, and Jason Heyward is third among outfielders. Catcher Willson Contreras, second baseman Javier Baez and shortstop Addison Russell are all second in balloting at their position, while Ben Zobrist and Kyle Schwarber are fourth and fifth, respectively, among the […]

Anthony Rizzo leads the voting at first base, Kris Bryant is tops at the hot corner, and Jason Heyward is third among outfielders. Catcher Willson Contreras, second baseman Javier Baez and shortstop Addison Russell are all second in balloting at their position, while Ben Zobrist and Kyle Schwarber are fourth and fifth, respectively, among the outfielders. The Cubs had five starters in last year’s game.

Other leaders at their positions include Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Giants catcher Buster Posey. Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon is second among all outfielders.

Fans may vote up to 35 times in the balloting online at www.mlb.com/all-star/ballot. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. June 29.

This year’s game will be held July 11 at Marlins Park.

He convinced Red Sox manager John Farrell he was healthy enough to start and ended up lasting 5 2/3 innings, throwing 94 pitches.

He got up, he finished his warmups, he came out (to start the game), Farrell said, via the Herald. I thought he had some swing-and-miss to his fastball as he typically elevates. I know we checked with him when he came in, checked with him in between every single inning, wasn’t complaining of anything and we continued on.

Rodriguez had been a reliable if unspectacular piece in the Boston rotation, entering Thursday’s game with a 2.77 ERA and coming off six scoreless innings against the Mariners in his previous outing.

Brandon Workman was called up to replace Rodriguez on the roster. The Red Sox won’t need another starter until June 10 due to an off day, and Dombrowski said Brian Johnson likely will get that start.

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