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2012 MLB All-Star Game: Jonathan Broxton Loses Final Vote Bid

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jonathan Broxton will not get a chance to represent the American League as a member of the host city in next week's All-Star game as he didn't receive enough fan support in's Final Vote to secure the last spot on the AL roster. Instead, Rangers starter Yu Darvish won the vote and will appear in next Tuesda's game.

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese was declared the winner on the National League side and Broxton finished fourth, in order, behind Freese, Atlanta Braves center fielder Michael Bourn, Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, and Arizona D-Backs second baseman, Aaron Hill.

Broxton, the Royals closer, has a record of 1-1 this season with an ERA of 2.05 and 20 saves.

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