Toronto slugger Jose Bautista remains the AL’s top vote-getter.
CARLOS OSORIO • Associated Press,
Little movement in AL All-Star voting
- June 16, 2014 - 8:48 PM
With one exception, the top two vote-getters at each American League position held their ground in the latest round of fan balloting for the July 15 All-Star Game at Target Field, announced Monday.
The exception was at third base, where the Rangers’ Adrian Beltre took over the No. 2 spot from the Rays’ Evan Longoria, behind leader Josh Donaldson of the Athletics. But Donaldson, who just ended an 0-for-33 slump Sunday, has more than double the votes of Beltre — 1,953,423 to Beltre’s 953,318.
The tightest competition is for the third starting job in the outfield, currently held by the Blue Jays’ Melky Cabrera at 1,454,528 votes. The A’s Yoenis Cespedes, the Orioles’ Adam Jones and the Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury also have more than a million votes. The top two spots are again held by the Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista (2,906,878) and the Angels’ Mike Trout (2,544,658).
At first base, the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera is the only other AL player to have at least 2 million votes, with 2,030,773.
Baltimore’s Matt Wieters still leads at catcher with 1,488,884 votes, more than 400,000 votes more than the Yankees’ Brian McCann, but it was announced Monday that Wieters will have Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery and miss the rest of the season.
Balloting for All-Star Game starters ends July 3.
AL ALL-STAR VOTE LEADERS
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, 2,030,773
Jose Abreu, White Sox, 1,117,743
Albert Pujols, Angels, 869,164
Chris Davis, Orioles, 777,807
Mark Teixeira, Yankees, 569,288
Robinson Cano, Mariners, 1,513,052
Ian Kinsler, Tigers, 1,117,345
Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox, 1,008,809
Brian Dozier, Twins, 642,122
Jose Altuve, Astros, 556,343
Derek Jeter, Yankees, 1,810,451
Alexei Ramirez, White Sox, 1,568,620
J.J. Hardy, Orioles, 912,006
Jose Reyes, Blue Jays, 745,928
Jed Lowrie, Athletics, 523,677
Josh Donaldson, Athletics, 1,953,423
Adrian Beltre, Rangers, 953,318
Evan Longoria, Rays, 904,638
Manny Machado, Orioles, 856,976
Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays, 657,365
Matt Wieters, Orioles, 1,488,884
Brian McCann, Yankees, 1,075,210
Derek Norris, Athletics, 1,072,827
A.J. Pierzynski, Red Sox, 641,098
Kurt Suzuki, Twins, 623,984
Nelson Cruz, Orioles, 1,792,432
David Ortiz, Red Sox, 1,316,921
Victor Martinez, Tigers, 1,101,028
Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays, 1,049,898
Brandon Moss, Athletics, 646,456
Jose Bautista, Blue Jays, 2,906,878
Mike Trout, Angels, 2,544,658
Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays, 1,454,528
Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics, 1,111,613
Adam Jones, Orioles, 1,053,228
Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees, 1,027,390
Michael Brantley, Indians, 954,555
Carlos Beltran, Yankees, 875,585
Torii Hunter, Tigers, 834,218
Nick Markakis, Orioles, 833,558
Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers, 596,137
Alex Rios, Rangers, 595,026
Coco Crisp, Athletics, 594,638
Brett Gardner, Yankees, 579,363
Josh Hamilton, Angels, 538,928
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