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

Angels hire Brad Ausmus as special assistant to the GM

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have hired former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, managed the Tigers for four seasons, accruing a 314-332 (.486) record. The Tigers fired him after the 2017 season and hired former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire in his place.

Ausmus will assist with scouting and evaluations of players in the Angels’ system, amateurs, and players in other organizations.