Although he didn't win the All-Star Final Vote and earn a spot in the mid-summer classic, Royals closer Jonathan Broxton was thankful for the support the Royals organization and fans showed.
"I'm very appreciative for everything everybody's done for me, from my teammates to the coaching staff to all the fans out there who put the time in to vote," Broxton said. "We tried to pull it through, but it's kind of hard when you're going against a country. It was fun while it lasted and I just want to thank everybody for their support. Hopefully next year I can get it done without a vote."
Rangers starter Yu Darvish won the fan vote for the final roster spot.
Broxton said he plans on going home to Georgia during the All-Star break. Barring a major change, Billy Butler will be the lone hometown player at the game.