< /p> UPDATE DAY
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Alejandro Kirk have been selected as the starting team of the American League for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Friday.
The players who will start the game featuring the biggest names on the Manfred Tour have been selected by public vote.
Fans had the opportunity to decide between the two candidates the most popular at each position after an early round of voting.
Kirk edged Jose Trevino of the New York Yankees in the wide receiver ballot, garnering 74% of the vote. Guerrero (66%) easily took the position on first base in his duel against Ty France, of the Seattle Mariners.
The other Jays players nominated, Bo Bichette, Santiago Espinal, George Springer and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. were not honored on Friday. They could still participate in the All-Star Game, when the League will announce the identities of the other players selected on Sunday.
Jose Altuve (Houston Astros), Rafael Devers (Boston Red Sox), Tim Anderson (Chicago White Sox), Giancarlo Stanton (New York Yankees), Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels) will be on the American starting team.
On the side of the National, the lucky winners are Wilson Contreras (Chicago Cubs), Paul Goldschmidt (St. Louis Cardinals), Jazz Chisholm (Miami Marlins), Manny Machado (San Diego Padres), Joc Pederson (San Francisco Giants), Bryce Harper (Philadelphia Phillies), Mookie Betts and Trea Turner (Los Angeles Dodgers).