Dickerson wins designated hitter job for All-Stars

by Gary Shelton on July 3, 2017 · 0 comments

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Dickerson will start of the AL All-stars../CARMEN MANDATO

Dickerson will start for the AL All-stars../CARMEN MANDATO

Monday, 2 a.m.

Corey Dickerson, all-star.

How does that sound?

Dickerson, the Rays' designated hitter-left fielder, was named as a starter for the June 11 All-Star game Sunday night.

In only three previous seasons have the Rays had starters, all in 2010 when Carl Crawford, Evan Longoria and David Price all started. Dickerson, who is hitting .321 with 17 homers, overtook Nelson Cruz late in the voting.

That was the best part about it," Dickerson told MLB.com. "To me emotionally, for me and my family, to win the fan vote was even more special, even though it would have been special to just make the team in general.

"But winning the fan vote showed how much the fans care, and how much it is a fan's game. It feels like that hard work is appreciated, and I'm very thankful."

Teammate Logan Morrison still has a shot to make the team. He's in the Final Five vote, and the two winner gets the final slots on both the NL and AL teams.

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