This week’s NL All-Star voting update

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Biggest move: at catcher, where Buster Posey has passed Yadier Molina.  The results:

Catcher
Buster Posey: 1,713,839
Yadier Molina: 1,576,199

First Base
Joey Votto: 2,108,725
Lance Berkman:851,373

Second Base
Dan Uggla: 1,341,088
Brandon Phillips:885,250

Third Base
David Wright: 1,358,992
Pablo Sandoval:1,103,650

Shortstop
Troy Tulowitzki:1,200,256
Rafael Furcal: 1,183,096

Outfield
Matt Kemp: 2,589,464
Carlos Beltran: 1,782,831
Ryan Braun: 1,553,356

Twins will not pick up Glen Perkin’s 2018 option

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The Twins have informed reliever Glen Perkins they will not pick up his 2018 club option worth $6.5 million, MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports. Instead, he will be paid $700,000 per his buyout clause.

Perkins, 34, has pitched a total of 7 2/3 innings over the last two seasons due to shoulder and biceps injuries. Bollinger adds that the two could come to terms on a minor league deal, but if they can’t reach an agreement, the lefty is likely to retire.

From 2011-15, Perkins emerged as one of the better relievers in baseball, making three All-Star teams. He compiled an aggregate 2.84 ERA with 340 strikeouts and 73 walks across 313 1/3 innings.