The interim results of the fan vote were announced at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in July, and Shohei Ohtani of the Angels finished second in the American League's designated hitter category.

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game was held at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on July 20, Japan time, and the interim results of the first round of fan voting to select the fielders to participate were announced.

Of these, in the American League designated hitter category, Astros'Alvarez player with 835,669 votes, Angels' Otani player with 555,056 votes, and Red Sox's JD Martinez player with 307,706 votes. It has become.

The first vote will be held until July 1st, Japan time, and the top two players in the designated hitter category will advance to the final vote, which will be held from the 6th to the 9th of next month.

In last year's All-Star Game, Otani was selected as the No. 1 fan vote in the designated hitter category, and was also selected as a pitcher in the inter-player vote, and participated in the historic dual wield.

This year, Alvarez, who has a better hitting record than Otani, is about 280,000 votes behind, but if he keeps the second place in the first vote, he will advance to the final vote.

The final vote will be held without carrying over the result of the first vote, and if you get the first place there, you will be the starting lineup for the All-Star Game for the second consecutive year.

Voting is done on the Internet, and you can also vote from Japan.

The overall top of the interim results is the Yankees outfielder and judge, who have marked 25 home runs at the top of both leagues so far, with 1,512,368 votes.

On the other hand, pitchers are selected by inter-player voting, etc., and all players will be available on July 11th, along with the remaining fielders selected by non-fan voting.