Thursday, July 5, 2012 , Updated 3:40 p.m., July 5, 2012
UPDATED: Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is going to All-Star game
He won a popular vote.
Major League Baseball fans have until 3 p.m. Thursday, July 5 to cast their votes to send a final two All-Stars -- one from the American League, one from the National League -- to the game July 10 in Kansas City. The Texas Rangers currently have a record seven players going to the game.
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is the only hometown player on the ballot, and most media reports say he's practically voted in already. Darvish is even resting until the All-Star break -- not from injury, MLB.com reports, though it's a nice time for him to sit one out should they need his arm in the All-Star game.
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MLB.com says Darvish is in the lead. In addition to harnessing votes from Texas Rangers fans, Darvish will likely get plenty of votes from his home country of Japan.
Watch @MLB for updates on who's ahead.
UPDATE: MLB.com reports that Darvish and David Freese, third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, won the vote. Both will be playing in the All-Star game.
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