After originally being left off of the 2018 National League All-Star Team when the rosters were announced on Sunday night, Brewers first baseman Jesús Aguilar will be taking his rightful place on the team in Washington, D.C. next week.
Aguilar was one of five players in the NL to be put up for the Final Vote for the last spot on the team. Aguilar was up against St. Louis’ Matt Carpenter, San Francisco’s Brandon Belt, Max Muncy of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Washington’s Trea Turner.
In the American League Seattle shortstop Jean Segura was the winner of the final roster spot.
Aguilar totaled a near-record 20,229,498 votes since the tallying began on Sunday. That’s the second-highest number of votes since the Final Vote was introduced in 2002. The record is held by Justin Turner of the Dodgers who totaled 20,819,242 votes to be elected to the 2017 All-Star Game.
Aguilar entered Wednesday with the National League lead in home runs at 23 and a batting average of .302. He becomes the fourth member of the Brewers to be honored as an All-Star selection this season joining outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain as well as relief ace Josh Hader.
The 2018 All-Star Game takes place at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on July 17.