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ESPN Scoops Fox' Announcement Of Puig Making Final Vote

ESPN reported Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig was among the five candidates for the final spot on the NL All-Star roster prior to Fox’ broadcast last night announcing the teams. ESPN’s Pedro Gomez around 6:20pm ET cited “really well-placed sources” in MLB that said Puig was not on the final roster. Gomez: “It’s going to be left up to the fans. And with Puigmania kind of sweeping the country, a lot of people in the Dodger clubhouse believe that he’s got a pretty good chance of being selected.” Fox’ telecast began at 6:30pm (“SportsCenter,” ESPN, 7/6).

MLB in ’07 reduced ESPN’s access to the All-Star Game at AT&T Park after the network released the game’s rosters prior to the official announcement on TBS (THE DAILY).