Quick hit: Betances and Teixeira named All-Stars
Dellin Betances and Mark Teixeira were named to the American League All-Star team. Betances is making his second straight appearance thanks to the player’s ballot and Tex was chosen as a back-up thanks to Miguel Cabrera’s leg injury. Brett Gardner is one of the candidates for the Final Vote.
Alex Rodriguez was not chosen to be part of the Final Vote (booooo) but had this to say, “As I’ve said all season, my number one goal is helping the #Yankees win a championship. I’m excited that we’re in a good position to get there. Of course it would have been an honor to represent the American League next week, but I’ll have fun cheering on the guys who were put on the team and watching them protect home field.”
Vote for Gardner here. Also, if you’re on Twitter, starting Friday, tweet #VoteGardy.