Chris Sale, Anthony Rizzo among those on the All-Star Game Final Vote list

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The American League had some notable starting pitching snubs when the rosters were unveiled this evening. So it is no surprise that the five American Leaguers on the Final Vote list are starters:

  • SP: Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox
  • SP: Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians
  • SP: Rick Porcello, Detroit Tigers
  • SP: Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels
  • SP: Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros

On the National League side, it’s all hitters:

  • 1B: Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs
  • 3B: Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals
  • 3B: Casey McGehee, Miami Marlins
  • 1B: Justin Morneau, Colorado Rockies
  • OF: Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves

Voting closes on Thursday at 4 PM ET.

Video: Gift Ngoepe singles in his first major league at-bat

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Pirates infielder Gift Ngoepe, just called up from Triple-A Indianapolis, singled in his first major league at-bat on Wednesday evening against Cubs starter Jon Lester. It was a well-struck ground ball up the middle in the bottom of the fourth inning. Unfortunately for him, the Pirates could not bring him around to score.

Ngoepe, who was pinch-hitting, stayed in the game to play second base.

Shelby Miller getting third opinion on elbow from Dr. James Andrews

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Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday due to inflammation in his right elbow. He had a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Tuesday and is currently awaiting a third opinion from Dr. James Andrews, Craig Grialou of Arizona Sports reports. That he’s getting a third opinion seems to imply that Miller’s elbow issue is rather serious.

Miller, 26, hasn’t been able to catch a break since joining the Diamondbacks. Last year’s nightmarish season included a finger injury stemming from mechanical woes and a brief demotion to the minor leagues. In 20 starts in the majors last year, Miller posted an ugly 6.15 ERA. This year, his ERA is a mediocre 4.09 over four starts.

The Diamondbacks called up Zack Godley to take Miller’s spot in the rotation. There was some speculation that it would be Archie Bradley instead, but he’s been working out of the bullpen.