Abreu, Ramirez Headed to All-Star Team

By Lauren Screeden | lscreeden@wtvo.com

Published 07/06 2014 11:14PM

Updated 07/06 2014 11:17PM

Chicago- White Sox slugger Jose Abreu and veteran shortstop Alexei Ramirez were selected to the 2014 American League All-Star team Sunday. This will be the first appearance for both players. Sox Pitcher Chris Sale is one of five American League candidates for the Final Vote ballot, determined by fan voting. Abreu is the fifth rookie in White Sox history to make the All-Star Team. His 27 homeruns this season are tied with Rudy York (1937) for the most in major-league history by a player in his first 75 games. Abreu also has 69 RBI’s, tying him for the sixth-highest total in major-league history by a player in his first 75 career games. Ramirez is hitting .286 with eight homers and 41 RBIs. He is the first White Sox shortstop to make the All-Star Team since Ozzie Guillen in 1991.

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