BOSTON - MAY 19: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox watches his hit in the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins on May 19, 2010 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Ortiz's hit was ruled a home run after review of the play. Victor Martinez of the Red Sox also scored on the play. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

MLB All-Star Game Voting 2012: David Ortiz Among American League Leaders

David Ortiz continues to lead all American League designated hitters in voting.

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MLB All-Star Game Voting Results: David Ortiz Is the Lone Red Sox

The votes have been tallied and the final verdict is in for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. The final result? David Ortiz is the only Boston Red Sox to make the American League roster.

Ortiz is, of course, very deserving and has been by far the best player Boston has had the entire year. The 36-year-old just continues to be one of the best players in the game with a .302 average to complement his 21 home runs and 54 RBI.

Ben Buchanan really does a nice job of summing up Ortiz and his season at Over The Monster:

While being a true DH is something of a negative in these days of roster flexibility and versatility, when a player makes an art out of it the way David Ortiz has throughout most of his career, it deserves recognition. After a few down years, Ortiz is not only back now, but better than ever. With a career-low strikeout rate, Ortiz has been punishing the ball all season long. His homers are as remarkable in volume (21) as in ferocity, and with 24 doubles added in (putting him second behind Ian Kinsler in the American League), he's truly been a monster at the plate.

It's been a very down year for some Red Sox stars, so nobody can really complain about anyone getting snubbed.

At least Ortiz is carrying the Red Sox flag as a starter, and a top-notch one at that.

For more on the Red Sox, please be sure to check out our blog Over The Monster and SB Nation Boston for all the latest news and updates.


MLB All-Star Game Voting 2012: David Ortiz Leads American League Designated Hitters

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz continues to lead American League All-Star Game voting at his position, according to the latest balloting results released by the MLB on Monday.

Ortiz (2,390,132 votes) now leads his closest competitor, Michael Young of the Texas Rangers, by a healthy margin of 497,982 votes.

Ortiz would be the only player from the Red Sox in the All-Star starting lineup if voting ended now, but second baseman Dustin Pedroia (third place at his position, trailing by 1,248,649 votes) still has a long-shot chance to overcome Ian Kinsler of the Texas Rangers and Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees.

Jacoby Ellsbury, who has missed most of the season with a shoulder injury, is 14th in the voting among A.L. outfielders.

For full 2012 MLB All-Star Game voting, visit

Fans have until June 28 to vote for the All-Star game, and can cast their ballots at

For more on the Boston Red Sox, head over to Over the Monster and join the discussion.


MLB All-Star Game Voting: David Ortiz Among Leaders

David Ortiz currently leads all American League designated hitters in voting, but not by much.

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