MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Despite a last-minute #VoteDozier campaign on Twitter and a feed-consuming effort by Twins Fans, second baseman Brian Dozier took 2nd place in the race for the final spot of the 2015 American League All-Star Team.
When voting closed at 3 p.m. on Friday, MLB officials took the final tally and announced the results on their Twitter account, with the Royals’ Mike Moustakas taking the top spot:READ MORE: Feds Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked To Organic Strawberries; Cases Reported In Minnesota
Earlier in the morning, the MLB announced it would be counting votes on the social networking site, via hashtags for the players’ names, including #VoteDozier. Minnesotans came out in full force to offer their support.READ MORE: Witt Jr. Hits 3 Doubles, Ups Extra-Base Count, KC Tops Twins, 7-3
After Dozier didn’t make the cut for the starting and reserve rosters, the Twins mounted a campaign of their own to get the beloved second baseman a spot on the AL team.MORE NEWS: Fort Snelling Renovations Honor The Land's 10,000-Year History
Dozier even gave fans a heart-felt thank you after the votes were in.