Altuve advances in #FaceofMLB contest

Altuve advances in #FaceofMLB contest
January 31, 2014, 2:30 pm
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Jose Altuve has advanced to the second round in Major League Baseball's Face of MLB contest.

The Astros second baseman won the fan vote 55% to 45% over Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina in a 23-hour voting session taken entirely to Twitter. Fans needed to hashtag both #JoseAltuve and #FaceofMLB for the votes to count, with a limit of 25 votes per account. Retweets also counted as votes.

Altuve will next face the winner of Orioles OF Adam Jones and Giants C Buster Posey on February 14.

The full bracket of the #FaceofMLB contest can be found here.