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LoMo finishes 5th in AL Final Vote

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays first baseman Logan Morrison finished fifth in the Esurance All-Star Game Final Vote, with Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas taking the final spot on the AL roster.

Morrison is second in the AL in home runs, with 24, trailing New York's Aaron Judge. Of the 13 players over the last three years to hit 24 homers before the Midsummer Classic, only the White Sox Todd Frazier was left off the All-Star roster. Frazier's batting average at the break that 2016 season (.213) paled in comparison with Morrison's current .260 clip.

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays first baseman Logan Morrison finished fifth in the Esurance All-Star Game Final Vote, with Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas taking the final spot on the AL roster.

Morrison is second in the AL in home runs, with 24, trailing New York's Aaron Judge. Of the 13 players over the last three years to hit 24 homers before the Midsummer Classic, only the White Sox Todd Frazier was left off the All-Star roster. Frazier's batting average at the break that 2016 season (.213) paled in comparison with Morrison's current .260 clip.

Morrison, an eight-year veteran, has already set a career high for homers in a season. Sixteen of his 24 dingers have come on the road, the most in the Majors. He has flourished in opposing ballparks in 2017, batting .284 with an OPS of 1.070.

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Morrison is also among the top 10 in RBIs, walks, slugging percentage, OPS and extra-base hits.

Six Rays have been nominated for the Final Vote in the franchise's history. Only Evan Longoria has won, clinching an All-Star nomination in his rookie season (2008). Carlos Pena lost in 2009 but was later named an injury replacement for Dustin Pedroia.

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Connor Mount is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Petersburg.

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