Davis, Herrera join KC group as All-Stars

Royals sending 7 to Midsummer Classic; Moustakas added on Final Vote

Davis, Herrera join KC group as All-Stars

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals added two more players -- right-handed relievers Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera -- when the reserves for the American League All-Star team were announced on Monday.

And Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas made it seven when he won the AL Final Vote on Friday.

And the voting doesn't end there. During the Midsummer Classic presented by T-Mobile in Cincinnati on Tuesday, July 14, fans can once again visit MLB.com to submit their choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet. Voting exclusively at MLB.com, online and via their mobile devices in the 2015 All-Star Game MVP Vote presented by Chevrolet, the fans' collective voice will represent 20 percent of the overall vote that determines the recipient of the Arch Ward Trophy.

Davis, Herrera and Moustakas will be making their first All-Star appearances. Davis was voted in by the players, while Herrera was one of AL All-Star manager Ned Yost's picks.

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Yost wound up with two position player picks and five pitcher picks.

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The Royals already had four players -- catcher Salvador Perez, outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon and shortstop Alcides Escobar -- voted in by the fans. However, Gordon will not play in the All-Star Game as he will miss eight weeks with a strained left groin.

"I could have made a case for a couple more," Yost said. "I really could. But [seven] is nice, and if Moose gets in, it's seven. He's up against some tough competition."

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The reaction from Davis and Herrera when Yost gave them to good news?

"Kelvin was quite shocked," Yost said. "He was excited. It was hard for him to believe it. When I told them, Wade was happy and Kelvin couldn't get out of his chair. He just kept saying 'Wake me up.'"

In 35 games, Herrera is 1-2 with a 2.20 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings. Davis is 4-1 with a 0.25 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 36 innings.

"Wade could be closing for just about any team in both leagues," Yost said.

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Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.