The Royals were off when the second batch of All-Star votes was released by Major League Baseball on Monday. The results proved the first ballots, which had five Royals as starters, weren’t a fluke.
The same five players — catcher Salvador Perez, third baseman Mike Moustakas, shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon — would start if the game was held today.
Second at their positions in the voting are first baseman Eric Hosmer, second baseman Omar Infante and designated hitter Kendrys Morales.
“Wow, I can’t believe that,” Escboar said when asked about his position atop the shortstops. “I’m so happy for that.”
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Ned Yost will head the team as the manager of last season’s American League champions. He’d love to outfit a team of Royals.
“It shows you how great our fans are to put the work in and put them in that position,” Yost said. “Just keep them coming.”