It’s too late for Ian Kinsler (03) to hire a campaign manager for his All-Star bid, but that doesn’t mean the Texas Rangers second baseman isn’t keeping an eye on the voting.■ Garret Broshuis (02-04), exiled to Single-A ball so far this summer, due to "overcrowding" in the higher levels, was finally rewarded for his patience.
Online voting for the game ends Thursday, and he holds a 6,830-vote lead over Boston’s Dustin Pedroia in a bid to make his first All-Star start.
Right-handed pitchers Garrett Broshuis and Joe Martinez were both transferred to Fresno (AAA) today. Broshuis, San Jose's career leader in victories (22), was 6-1 with a 2.15 ERA in 13 appearances (seven starts) with the Giants this season. (OSC.com)