Justin Morneau among candidates for final spot on NL team
July 7, 2014 — 6:52am
One of the big questions for Twins fans going into next week's All-Star Game was whether Justin Morneau, who is having a Comeback of the Year-type season with Colorado, would get a spot on the National League roster.
he wasn't named on Sunday, but Morneau is one of five candidates for the final spot on the team that will be voted on by fans between now and Thursday afternoon.
Balloting ends at 3 p.m.
Morneau is on the ballot with Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs, Justin Upton of Atlanta, Anthony Rendon of Washington and Casey McGehee of Miami.
As usual with MLB.com productions, you can vote often for Morneau, or one of the other candidates.
There are five pitchers on the ballot for the final spot on the American Leaguer roster.
Do you want Morneau to make a curtain call in Minneapolis, after being traded to Pittsburgh while the Twins were on the road last year? If so, you can go here to vote.
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