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10/20/2010 9:58 AM ET
Reds' Joey Votto named to NL All-Star Team
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CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto has been named to Sporting News' National League All-Star Team in voting of his peers. He is the first Reds player named to that prestigious squad since OF Ken Griffey Jr. and IF Felipe Lopez were included in 2005.

Earlier this summer, Votto was named to his fi rst All-Star team after receiving 13.7 million votes in the 2010 All-Star Game Final Vote. He is a leading candidate for the NL's Most Valuable Player Award and is a fi nalist for the Major League Baseball Clutch Performer of the Year Award Presented by Pepsi after leading the Reds to the National League Central Division championship while ranking among the league's Top 3 in 11 statistical categories, in the Top 5 in 15 categories and among the Top 8 in 18 categories.

Votto led the National League in on-base percentage (.424), slugging percentage (.600), hitting on the road (.349), hitting vs RHP (.347), RBI ratio (4.8ab) and OPS (1.024). In the prestigious Triple Crown categories he ranked second in hitting (.324) and third in both homers (37) and RBI (113). In 2010, he became only the fourth player in Reds history to hit at least .320 with 37 HR and 113 RBI in a season (MVP George Foster in 1977, Frank Robinson in 1961 (MVP) & 1962 and Ted Kluszewski in 1954).

Voting for Sporting News' 2010 baseball awards was done by Major League players, managers and general managers.

National League All-Stars
Manager Bud Black, Padres
C Brian McCann, Braves
1B Joey Votto, Reds
2B Martin Prado, Braves
3B Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals
SS Hanley Ramirez, Marlins
OF Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
OF Matt Holliday, Cardinals
OF Ryan Braun, Brewers
SP Roy Halladay, Phillies (NL Pitcher of the Year)
RP Heath Bell, Padres
OF Jason Heward (NL Rookie of the Year)

American League All-Stars
Manager Ron Gardenhire, Twins
C Joe Mauer, Twins
1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B Robinson Cano, Yankees
3B Evan Longoria, Rays
SS Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
OF Josh Hamilton, Rangers (ML Player of the Year)
OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
OF Carl Crawford, Rays
DH Vladimir Guerrero, Rangers
SP Felix Hernandez, Mariners (AL Pitcher of the Year)
RP Rafael Soriano, Rays
OF Austin Jackson, Tigers (AL Rookie of the Year)

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