Victorino voted into All-Star Game

July 7, 2011 3:56:02 PM PDT
Shane Victorino is officially an All-Star.

Major League Baseball made the announcement Thursday afternoon.

Victorino led all vote-getters with 9.2 million votes.

Shane beat out Andre Ethier of the Dodgers, Todd Helton of the Rockies, Mike Morse of the Nationals and Ian Kennedy of the Diamondbacks.

The Phillies centerfielder now joins fellow teammates Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, and Placido Palanco. White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko was also elected to the All-Star team by online fan voting.

Konerko beat Detroit's Victor Martinez, Kansas City's Alex Gordon, Baltimore's Adam Jones and Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist, receiving 8.4 million votes.

Victorino, meanwhile, was voted into the All-Star Game back in 2009, as well.

Shane has not played since last Sunday. The question remains if he will play in the All-Star game as well as in the upcoming series with the Atlanta Braves.

The All-Star Game takes place in Arizona on Tuesday, July 12th.