KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals fans and Mike Moustakas fans blasted social media with the #VoteMoose hashtag, securing Moose's place on the roster for the 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati.The third baseman was chosen as a possible All-Star and was among five players on which fans were to cast their vote.
With Moustakas on the AL squad there are now seven All-Stars from the KC Royals—the most for any one team since Texas had eight players on the 2012 team.The previous high for Royals players selected to an All-Star Game was five, with George Brett, Hal McRae, Dan Quisenberry, Frank White and Willie Wilson making the 1982 A.L. All-Star team.St. Louis Cardinals RHP Carlos Martinez won the fan vote in the National League.
In addition to Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain, pitchers Kelvin Hererra and Wade Davis were added to the 2015 American League All-Star team. Davis was voted in by American League players, while Hererra was chosen by American League and Royals manager Ned Yost.After Gordon suffered a grade 2+ groin injury Wednesday during the game against the Rays, Yost chose Yankee outfielder Brett Gardner to replace him. Gordon is expected to be out eight weeks.