Major League Baseball released the first update for All-Star balloting. Two Indians placed among the leaders at their respective positions.
Catcher Carlos Santana is third in the voting with 547,873 votes, trailing first place vote getter Joe Mauer (863,450) and Baltimore’s Matt Wieters (715,055).
Mark Reynolds (452,708) is also third at designated hitter, trailing David Ortiz (1,045,283) and Texas’ Lance Berkman (672,547).
Voting can be done online at MLB.com or at the ballpark.
Detroit manager Jim Leyland will be the coach of this year’s AL squad. Perhaps that bodes well for the Indians, who have had success against the Tigers this year. It seems unlikely that any of the team will be voted in by the fans, which means the reserve spots will be selected by Leyland and the fan vote for the last player in.
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