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Overnight ballot update; polls close 4 p.m. ET

12:30 AM EDT

VOTE NOW! The All-Star Starters Election ballot is open until today at 4 p.m. ET. Questions? Our complete guide to voting will fill you in on everything you need to know. As of 12:30 a.m. ET Thursday, here are the tightest races:

Kimbrel 'on his way right now' to Wrigley

@MLBastian
12:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO -- Craig Kimbrel has completed his Minor League assignment and is en route to Wrigley Field. “He’s on his way right now,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Braves. The Cubs are expected to officially add Kimbrel to the 25-man roster on Thursday.

NL 1B: Freeman holds narrow lead over Bell

12:30 AM EDT

As of 12:30 a.m. ET Thursday, NL first base is among the tightest races, with Freddie Freeman holding a lead of less than 4% over Josh Bell. Here are the complete NL first base standings:

AL OF: Final starting spot up for grabs

12:30 AM EDT

As of 12:30 a.m. ET Thursday, the AL outfield has one of the most competitive races in the Starters Election. Aaron Judge, Mookie Betts and Eddie Rosario are all closing in on Michael Brantley's hold on third place.Judge trails Brantley by just over 1%, with Betts less than 1% behind

Yankees 'really looking forward to' London Series

New York to start Tanaka on Saturday, use opener on Sunday in Europe
June 26, 2019

NEW YORK -- This weekend, Major League Baseball will take its most storied rivalry across the pond, as the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play a two-game series in London. The historic matchup will take place after a particularly notable chapter in the rivalry, with the Red

NL 2B: Marte grabs early edge over Albies

12:30 AM EDT

As of 12:30 a.m. ET Thursday, NL second base saw Ketel Marte enjoying a 4% lead over Ozzie Albies. Here are the complete NL second base standings:

Injury updates: Stanton, Ohtani, J. Hicks, E. Rosario

June 26, 2019

Here is the latest injury news from around Major League Baseball.

Complete guide to the Starters Election

@castrovince
12:45 AM EDT

VOTE NOW! We are now in the midst of selecting the starting position players for the 2019 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. This is your chance to make your voice heard in the first-ever Starters Election portion of the Google MLB All-Star Ballot, which is taking place over a 28-hour

Players, clubs get creative for All-Star campaigns

1:05 AM EDT

VOTE NOW! The All-Star Starters Election ballot is open until 4 p.m. ET today. Questions? Our complete guide to voting will fill you in on everything you need to know.

Gamel registers 2019's fastest inside-the-parker

@AdamMcCalvy
12:20 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE – The fastest home-to-home dash of 2019 brought Miller Park to life on Wednesday night during the Brewers' 4-2 loss to the Mariners as Milwaukee tried to hit their way back into the game. All-Star Game hopeful Mike Moustakas hit his 23rd home run to put Milwaukee on the

AL 2B: LeMahieu has edge over La Stella, Altuve

12:30 AM EDT

As of 12:30 a.m. ET Thursday, AL second base is among the tighter races, as DJ LeMahieu narrowly leads Tommy La Stella by less than a 6% margin, with José Altuve only 1% behind La Stella. Here are the complete AL second base standings:

NL OF: Sluggers tangle at top; close race for 3rd

12:30 AM EDT

As of 12:30 a.m. ET Thursday, the NL outfield featured one of the most compelling races in the Starters Election. Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger are separated by slightly more than 1% at the top of the position rankings. Ronald Acuña Jr.'s lead over Charlie Blackmon is less than 3%

Is this AL Central contender eyeing Bumgarner?

June 26, 2019

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest news and trade rumors surrounding impending free agent Madison Bumgarner right here.

Porcello 'grateful' to make history in London

Sox look to gain ground on rivals in two-game series starting Saturday
@jessicacamerato
June 26, 2019

BOSTON -- The fact that Rick Porcello will make history when takes the mound for the first pitch on Saturday is not lost on him. Porcello will start in the London Series opener between the Red Sox and Yankees, the first of two Major League Baseball games ever played in

Rumors: W. Smith, Bumgarner, Castillo, Bundy

June 26, 2019

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

Vanderbilt seals CWS title with resounding win

Commodores end Michigan's Cinderella run behind righty Hickman's 10-K performance
@MannyOnMLB
June 26, 2019

Vanderbilt won its second national title in six years by defeating Michigan, 8-2, in the third and decisive game of the 2019 College World Series Finals at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, on Wednesday night. After dropping the series opener on Monday, 7-4, the Commodores bounced back to take

Twins rally after Rosario's injury to win

Club may have 'lucked out' with good early results on OF's left ankle sprain
@dohyoungpark
1:10 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins’ evening quickly turned sour on Wednesday when Eddie Rosario left the game with a left ankle sprain, but their fortunes turned back around in a hurry. First, the Twins got a go-ahead, two-out, bases-clearing double from Nelson Cruz in the seventh inning off stingy Rays reliever

Bell humbled by Bucs' All-Star support

Ring the Vote! event at PNC Park draws 1,000-plus
@alysonfooter and @adamdberry
June 26, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- While fans made every effort to vote him into the All-Star Game presented by Mastercard from his spot at first base at PNC Park, Josh Bell swatted the equivalent of a stump speech at Minute Maid Park. Bell launched a two-run homer to right-center field off Astros starter

Ohtani throws first bullpen session since surgery

@RhettBollinger
June 26, 2019

ANAHEIM -- Shohei Ohtani took an important step toward his return as a two-way player next year on Wednesday, as the right-handed pitcher/designated hitter threw his first bullpen session since undergoing Tommy John surgery on Oct. 1. Ohtani, who is the club’s regular designated hitter but will not pitch again

Hicks has successful Tommy John surgery

Woodford and Ravelo named Pacific Coast League All-Stars
@anne__rogers
June 26, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- Jordan Hicks’ Tommy John surgery was successful on Wednesday morning, Cardinals general manager Michael Girsch said. It was a full UCL reconstruction, using a tendon from Hicks’ left hamstring to repair the elbow. The timetable for Hicks’ recovery is still unknown. “Timetable is as same as it

Braves hit midpoint with championship swagger

@mlbbowman
24 minutes ago

CHICAGO -- Dallas Keuchel has been a part of the Braves organization for just a few weeks. But the early impression has given him a sense he is part of team that rivals some of the great Astros clubs he was on over the past few years. “It’s a complete

Minor's CG gem fuels his All-Star Game push

Calhoun, Mathis, Santana all belt solo homers in 5th-inning power surge
1:35 AM EDT

DETROIT -- With Monday’s off-day, Rangers manager Chris Woodward could’ve reconfigured his starting rotation to allow Mike Minor to start Tuesday instead of Wednesday night at Comerica Park. Such a move would’ve allowed Minor to make a start against the Rays in St. Petersburg this weekend, which has the makings

Country music star stumps for Cody, Joc

@kengurnick
June 26, 2019

VOTE NOW! The All-Star Starters Election ballot is open until Thursday at 1 p.m. PT. Questions? Our complete guide to voting will fill you in on everything you need to know. PHOENIX -- The new day job for Brad Paisley (who moonlights as a country music superstar) is All-Star vote