The Chicago White Sox are trying to get their veteran right-hander, SP Jake Peavy, to the All-Star Game. The 31-year-old Peavy is up for the Final Man vote, which allows fans to vote for the last roster spot on the AL and NL All-Star teams.
According to the MLB's official Twitter account, Peavy is gaining ground on the top vote-getter, rookie SP Yu Darvish:
NON-TWITTER UPDATE: Bourn officially in 2nd place in NL, closing in on Freese. Peavy continuing push, 61% more votes than Yu in last hour.— MLB (@MLB) July 5, 2012
The voting concludes at 3:00 p.m. CDT on Thursday afternoon, and until that time, any tweet including the hastag #takejake will count as a vote towards Peavy.
For more news and updates from around the league, drop by Baseball Nation with Rob Neyer. And for a closer look at the numbers and analysis behind the game, visit the sabermetrics blog Beyond the Box Score or keep up to date with the league's transactions at MLB Daily Dish.