Cubs' Willson Contreras leads NL catchers in 1st returns of All-Star voting

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(670 The Score) Cubs star Willson Contreras has a big lead among National League catchers in the first returns of All-Star voting, which were released Tuesday.

Contreras has drawn 801,630 votes, far outpacing the Braves’ Travis d’Arnaud, who has 471,921 votes.

Contreras, 30, is having an excellent season, hitting .279 with 12 homers, 27 RBIs and a .917 OPS in 58 games. He’s seeking his third All-Star honor after earning it in 2018 and 2019 previously.

Contreras was the only Cubs player to draw votes among the top players at their respective positions.

In the American League, White Sox star Tim Anderson checked in second among shortstops with 528,278 votes. Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette leads the way at that position with 585,744 votes.

The All-Star Game will take place July 19 at Dodger Stadium.

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