Bogaerts gets bump, seeks more in ASG vote
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts has emerged as an All-Star candidate in the latest American League update of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.
As of Monday's polling, Bogaerts had moved into the fifth spot among American League shortstops with 1,343,991 votes. He trails the Royals' Alcides Escobar (who leads the pack with 8,739,920 votes), the Tigers' Jose Iglesias, the Blue Jays' Jose Reyes and the Astros' Jed Lowrie.
Boston outfielder Hanley Ramirez, who was 11th among AL outfielders last week, dropped to No. 13 this week.
Bogaerts, 22, is in his second full Major League season and has hit .292 with 12 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 30 RBIs over 67 games.