July 24, 2014

Ramirez & Gomez nearing all-star starts

With less than a week left before the close of all-star balloting, Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez and outfielder Carlos Gomez

Aramis Ramirez - UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Aramis Ramirez – UPI/Bill Greenblatt

are close to gaining starts in the upcoming MLB All-star game on July 15th at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Ramirez (1,790,777 votes) maintains his first place lead among National League third basemen, while outfielder Carlos Gomez (3,169,748) is second among National League outfielders.  The balloting closes this weekend and the squads will be announced on Sunday.

Other Brewers are in the mix as well.  First baseman Mark Reynolds, shortstop Jean Segura and catcher Jonathan Lucroy are both second at their positions, while Ryan Braun is 5th among outfielders.

The Brewers have had at least one Brewers player elected to start in five of the last seven All-Star Games since 2007.