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Mariners’ Jean Segura sent to All-Star Game with Final Vote win

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura were selected as Major League Baseball's Final Vote winners in the National League and American League, respectively, on Wednesday night.

The reigning NL MVP won't be participating for the AL squad in the All-Star Game next week in Washington. "It's incredible. It feels really good".

The first baseman is tied with the Rockies' Nolan Arenado for the most home runs in the NL with 23.

There may be some more substitutions on the All-Star rosters between now and the game next Tuesday, but there will be no more straight additions now that the final vote is in. They distributed #SendSegura shirts, partnered with several local businesses on discounts to promote voting and even held open voting sessions at Safeco Field that saw surprise appearances by injured Mariners Mike Zunino and Hernández and general manager Jerry Dipoto. He will join Mariners teammates Nelson Cruz, Edwin Diaz and Mitch Haniger at the All-Star Game.

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Aguilar received 20.2 million votes, which is the second-highest amount in Final Vote history, according to ESPN.

Segura entered Wednesday's slate with a slash line of.329/.356/.467 (130 OPS+) with 24 doubles and 14 stolen bases.

In the NL balloting, he won out over Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals, Brandon Belt of the Giants, Max Muncy of the Dodgers, and Trea Turner of the Nationals.

Giancarlo Stanton finished third in the Final Vote among AL players it was announced on Wednesday.

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