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Red Sox hope players can help Youkilis make All-Star team

Updated: June 14, 2007, 9:33 AM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

The Boston Red Sox have asked Major League Baseball to substitute hot-hitting Kevin Youkilis for David Ortiz as the team's first base entrant on the All-Star ballot distributed to other players, a gesture meant to help Youkilis' chances to help make the American League squad.

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There are just 15 full days remaining in the fan balloting. In the most recent ballot results announced by MLB, Ortiz is by far the leading vote-getter among AL first basemen, ...

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