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Stanton moves up into starting spot in All-Star Game voting; Kevin Gregg deal is official

Giancarlo Stanton is receiving more support in his bid to start in next month's All-Star Game.

In the second round of voting results released Tuesday, Stanton moved up from fourth to third in the National League outfield voting, putting him in position to start alongside the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and Colorado's Charlie Blackmon when the game is played in Minneapolis.

"That's great. I'm pumped for him," manager Mike Redmond said. "I think everyone realizes how exciting a player this guy is and how much he brings to not only our team, but all of baseball. For him to be recognized the way he is among the fans -- it's a testament to not only him but how good a player he is."

Stanton's 863,307 votes rank sixth overall in the National League behind Troy Tulowitzki (1,419,718), Yadier Molina (1,210,579), Chase Utley (974,196), Puig (935,276) and Blackmon (883,186). Stanton leads the National League in homers (16) and RBI (51).

No other Marlins rank among the leaders at their respective positions.

> It's official: Keving Gregg is a Marlin again.

Gregg, who ranks fourth on the Marlins' all-time save list with 61, agreed to a minor-league deal with the Marlins on Monday pending a physical. He passed the physical and the Marlins announced the signing officially on Tuesday afternoon.

He's expected to provide setup help for closer Steve Cishek.

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