Kenley Jansen blasts Dodgers fans over all-star voting
LOS ANGELES — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is blaming his own fans for not turning out the all-star vote for his teammates.
The National League baseball leaders don’t have a starting player on the NL squad revealed Sunday for the game in Miami on July 11. Jansen, left-hander Clayton Kershaw, shortstop Corey Seager and first baseman/outfielder Cody Bellinger made the team via the player ballots, but starters are elected by the fans.
“I’ll say it loud and clear again: It’s the Dodger fans’ fault,” Jansen said.
Jansen is especially upset that Seager and third baseman Justin Turner weren’t picked as starters. He added that Seager should have beaten out Cubs shortstop Addison Russell for the starting spot last year.