The latest All-Star voting update is in and we have a new overall leader: Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge. Judge, who leads the bigs in homers with 18, has passed the injured Mike Trout at the ballot box, with 1,251,543 votes to Trout’s 1,155,356.
Meanwhile, Indians outfielder Michael Brantley, Twins third baseman Miguel Sanó and Astros second baseman Jose Altuve have all moved into starting position in the latest update.
Here are the position-by-position tallies as of now:
Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.
Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.
Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.