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Here are the finalists for the Final Vote in the American and National Leagues


There were some notable snubs after looking over the rosters for the American and National Leagues for the upcoming All-Star Game at Marlins Park in Miami. Fans can vote for one of five finalists for each league to send them to the midsummer classic. They are:

American League

SS – Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers

SS – Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox

SS – Didi Gregorius, New York Yankees

1B – Logan Morrison, Tampa Bay Rays

3B – Mike Moustakas, Kansas City Royals

National League

1B – Justin Bour, Miami Marlins

3B – Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

3B – Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals

1B – Mark Reynolds, Colorado Rockies

3B – Justin Turner, Los Angeles Dodgers

You can vote on MLB’s website.

Indians release Mike Napoli

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The Cleveland Indians have released Mike Napoli.

This is not terribly surprising as he was seen as a depth move to begin with. Injury insurance for Yonder Alonso at first base and Edwin Encarnacion at DH, neither of whom are injured at the moment. Napoli was on a minor league contract and the Indians made it clear that, if he can’t find a major league job elsewhere, he’s welcome to come back and cool his heels in Columbus in the event he’s needed later.

Which may be what happens if he wants to keep playing because, after a season in which he hit .193/.285/.428, and a spring in which he hit .218/.310/.431, there aren’t likely to be a ton of takers.