Torre: Manny Ramirez will start on Monday

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The search for Manny Ramirez is over.  Or something.

Dodgers manager Joe Torre told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com on Sunday that Manny will be in the club’s starting lineup on Monday night against the Phillies.

Torre gave no reason for Ramirez’s absence over the last four days, only telling reporters Friday that it was partly due to superstition and something about good “energy.”  Scott Podsednik has been seeing starts in his place.

The White Sox, remember, claimed the 38-year-old Ramirez off waivers last week.  Negotiations have gone nowhere to this point, but the two clubs have until Tuesday to work something out.

Your latest National League All-Star voting update

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Not much has changed with the All-Star voting in the National League this week. All of the same leaders from last week are leading this week. Matt Kemp and Bryce Harper have flip-flopped at 2-3 in the outfield voting but it’s still all the same.

Buster Posey leads at catcher, first base is Freddie Freeman, second is his Braves teammate Ozzie Albies, third is Nolan Arenado, short is Brandon Crawford and Nick Markakis leads the outfield trio.

Your current leaders and their closest pursuers: