Freeman, Delabar Win Final Roster Spots on All-Star Teams
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(NEW YORK) -- Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman and Toronto reliever Steve Delabar won the fan voting for the final roster spots in next Tuesday's All-Star game.
Freeman received a record 19.7 million votes, helping him beat out Dodgers rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig for the final spot on the National League roster.
Many thought Puig would win the vote after taking baseball by storm last month, but Freeman steadily led the vote since Sunday.
"It's just an amazing thing," Freeman said. "I didn't even know fans knew about me. I just try to stay low and play baseball. To get this much love and support from everybody is just unimaginable."
Freeman is hitting .307 with nine home runs and 56 RBIs for the season.
In the American League battle of relievers, Delabar finished with 9.6 million votes beating out the New York's David Robertson, Detroit's Joaquin Benoit, Boston's Koji Uehara and Texas' Tanner Scheppers.
The 29-year-old Delabar has pitched 41.1 innings this season compiling a 5-1 record, 1.74 ERA and 57 strikeouts.
This is both Freeman and Delabar's first selection as All-Stars.
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