Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 7/3/13
People have been lobbying for Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig to make the all-star game, but why not Jose Iglesias? (photo Debby Wong, USA Today)  Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer Unless you’ve been vacationing off-planet since the start of June, you’ve heard the clamor of voices shrieking for Los Angeles Dodgers rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig to be included in the 2013 edition of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York July 16. The Cuban phenom recorded a blistering first month in Dodger Blue, hitting .436 with seven homers and 16 RBI. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he’s only the second player with 44 hits in his first 100 at-bats since Earle Combs did it with the Yankees in 1924-’25. His 44 hits are also the second most by any player in his first calendar year since Joe DiMaggio, who stroked 48 in May of 1936. While Puig isn’t listed on any of the All-Star ballots that were printed in April, he can still reach the roster for the Midsummer ...
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