Braves' Freddie Freeman, Jays' Steve Delabar win All-Star 'Final Vote'
The final two All-Star roster spots have been determined, as Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar are in.
The "Final Vote" ballots have been tallied, and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and Toronto Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar are the last two names to be added to the All-Star rosters.
Freeman (.307/.388/.470, 9 HR) prevailed on a five-player ballot that included Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers , Hunter Pence of the San Francisco Giants , Ian Desmond of the Washington Nationals and Adrian Gonzalez of the Dodgers. In the end, Freeman's 19.6 million votes were enough to edge Puig.
Here's Freeman's reaction to the news on Twitter ...
Words can't describe how thankful I am to all the fans!! This is a dream come true and it wouldn't of happened without you guys! #GoBraves— Freddie Freeman (@FreddieFreeman5) July 11, 2013
As for Delabar (41 1/3 IP, 1.74 ERA, 57 K), he bested four fellow relievers: David Robertson of the New York Yankees , Joaquin Benoit of the Detroit Tigers , Koji Uehara of the Boston Red Sox and Tanner Scheppers of the Texas Rangers .
This will be the first All-Star appearance each for Freeman and Delabar.
As MLB notes, the total of 79.2 million votes case is a "Final Vote" record.