Nori Aoki passes Giancarlo Stanton in the All-Star vote because of course he does

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The latest N.L. voting update from the 2015 Nihilist All-Star Game.

If the Cardinals are so good at hacking, why did Buster Posey just pass Yadier Molina in the voting? And given that former Royal Nori Aoki has passed Giancarlo Stanton in the thing, maybe we should be looking at either Royals fans for hacking or, perhaps, Giants fans.

Anyway, here are the results. If you need me I’ll be laughing myself to death reading tweets from Cardinals fans explaining away the investigation of their alleged corporate espionage as a function of everyone else’s jealousy about how great and successful they are.

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Giants sign Darin Ruf to minor league contract

Darin Ruf
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The Athletic’s Jayson Stark reports that the Giants have signed 1B/OF Darin Ruf to a minor league contract.

Ruf, 33, played parts of five seasons in the majors with the Phillies from 2012-16, enjoying occasional offensive success. He spent the last three seasons in the KBO League in South Korea with the Samsung Lions, reigniting his career. Ruf hit an aggregate .313/.404/.564 with 86 home runs and 350 RBI over 1,756 plate appearances.

Ruf joins an ever-increasing list of players whose major league careers fizzled out, then found new life overseas — Eric Thames and Miles Mikolas are a couple of examples. Ruf will hope to prove himself as a big leaguer once more in spring training with the Giants.