New $15,000 bonuses for All-Star voting leaders

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) -- The most popular players in All-Star voting will be in the money.

According to details obtained by The Associated Press, the highest vote-getter in both leagues in the first round of the new fan voting system will receive a $15,000 bonus.

That payment will go to the leading vote-getter at catcher and each infield position plus the top three among outfielders.

For all positions other than the outfield, the second-place finishers will receive $5,000 apiece and the third-place finishers $2,500 each.

Major League Baseball announced the addition of prize money March 14 but did not reveal the amounts. This year's All-Star Game is July 9 in Cleveland.