Javy Baez named to his first All-Star game


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Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports
Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports

Cubs second baseman Javier Baez was named to his first All-Star game as the starting second baseman during an ESPN announcement show on Sunday night.

Baez received 2,757,401 votes to top Braves' Ozzie Albies who had 2,625,401 votes.

For the season, Baez is batting .295 with 17 homers, .893 OPS, and 65 RBI (2nd in the NL).

Baez getting voted into the All-Star game makes it five different Cubs starting in the infield in the last three years. The last Cubs second baseman to make the All-Star team was Ben Zobrist in 2016.

'El Mago' was asked if he would like to compete in the home run derby contest.

"If I got the opportunity, I would probably do it because it's my first All-Star Game," Baez said via 670 The Score. "We'll see. We'll see. I haven't heard anything about it, but sure, I'd love to."

His teammates Willson Contreras and Jon Lester will also be heading to Washington, D.C. to the prestigious event on July 17.






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