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Wilson Ramos wins 2018 All-Star vote

Millions of fans vote him in.

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Wilson Ramos is returning to D.C. as the Rays player representative in the 2018 All-Star game. Ramos was a deserving name, and will be a starter in the event after taking the fan vote.

This is a moment to celebrate Ramos, who has given the Rays everything they bargained for when the signed him to a two-year rehabilitation deal after his unfortunate knee injury in 2016.

Ramos was named after winning the fan vote, with 2,359,726 votes, beating out the Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez. He has an American League best 47 RBI and trails only Max Stassi (HOU) with a 123 wRC+ in the AL.

Ramos is the second Rays player voted into the starting line up by the fans in as many years, following Corey Dickerson as the DH in 2017.

He will be joined in DC by Rays manager Kevin Cash, who has been named to the coaching staff by Astros manager A.J. Hinch. Cash was previously named to the 2017 All-Star coaching staff by his former boss Terry Francona.

You can view the All-Star uniform here.