Buster Posey in Position to Make Fifth All-Star Team

SAN FRANCISCO -- If the voting holds, Buster Posey and Bryce Harper can soon discuss Monday's brawl while sharing a clubhouse. 

Posey was the clear leader in All-Star voting for catchers when the first round of results was released Tuesday. Harper, who fought Hunter Strickland on Monday, leads the overall balloting with just over 900,000 votes. 

Posey has 559,428 votes and a lead of more than 200,000 over Cubs catcher Willson Contreras. He is batting .340 this season with seven homers and his usual Gold Glove defense. An All-Star selection would be Posey's fifth, and third straight. 

Posey is the only Giant listed among the voting leaders, which isn't that much of a surprise given the team's record, some individual performances, and a general sense of disappointment among the fan base. The other players currently in position to start the All-Star Game are: Anthony Rizzo, Daniel Murphy, Corey Seager, Kris Bryant, Charlie Blackmon and Jason Heyward. 

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