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MLB roundup: Cabrera leads AL All-Star voting

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Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is the leading vote-getter for this year's All-Star Game, Major League Baseball announced Monday.

Cabrera, last year's first Triple Crown winner since 1967 and reigning American League MVP, led the first AL balloting of the season with 1,500,165 votes.

Along with Cabrera, New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (1,235,230 votes) and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout make up the top three overall AL vote-getters.

Cabrera, a seven-time All-Star who has never been elected a starter, leads the major leagues with a .367 batting average, 83 hits and 65 RBI.

Other leading vote-getters by position include: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (1,176,016 votes), Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus (727,555), Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (1,181,875), Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter and Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer (863,450).

The All-Star Game is July 16 at Citi Field in New York.

---Juan Francisco was traded from the Atlanta Braves to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor-league left-handed pitcher Tom Keeling.

Francisco provides an option at first base and a left-hander off the bench who can also play third base if Aramis Ramirez is out of the lineup.

The Brewers released veteran infielder Alex Gonzalez, who at 36 had just one home run and a .177 average as a utility infielder.

---Boston police are investigating a possible suicide on a yacht that belongs to Red Sox owner John Henry.

"Earlier today, a crew member on the vessel, M/Y Iroquois, apparently took his life aboard the vessel docked at 30 Rowes Wharf," the Red Sox said in a statement. "Mr. Henry and the members of the Boston Red Sox are saddened by the news and send deepest condolences to his family."

Only crew members were reportedly on board the boat when the incident occurred.

---Second baseman Gordon Beckham rejoined the Chicago White Sox for the first game of their series at Seattle.

To make room for Beckham, Tyler Greene was designated for assignment.

Beckham played in eight rehab games at Triple-A Charlotte and was available Monday night for the first time since being placed on the disabled list April 12 with a fractured left hand. Beckham required surgery to stabilize the hand.

---A baseball glove believed to be used by Jackie Robinson in the 1955 and '56 World Series sold for $373,002 in an auction.

ESPN reported that the glove was sold by New York-based Steiner Sports.

It was thought that the glove might break a record for the highest figure paid for a glove because of the publicity surrounding the recent movie "42" about Robinson's life, but it fell short. That record belongs to a glove that may have been the last one used by Lou Gehrig, which sold for $387,500 in 1999.
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