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Rays' Longoria fourth in AL All-Star fan voting at third base

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is the only player on the team to crack the top-5 in fan All-Star voting at his position, according to the first update released Monday.

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Longoria ranks fourth among AL third baseman with 454,047 votes, trailing Rangers' Adrian Beltre (600,271), Orioles' Manny Machado (723,943) and overall AL vote-leader, Tigers' Miguel Cabrera (1,500,165). Fans can vote at mlb.com.

With Cabrera having another Triple Crown-caliber season, and Longoria trailing him by nearly a million votes, it's unlikely he'll be the starter. But Longoria, who is hitting .305 with 10 homers and 34 RBI, would have a good chance getting selected as a reserve, either by the manager or peers.

Several Rays are having good years, including 1B James Loney and OF/2B Kelly Johnson, but no other Tampa Bay player ranked among the top five at the infield or catcher spot, and none of the outfielders made the top-15.

The All-Star game will be played July 16 at Citi Field in New York.

 

 




[Last modified: Monday, June 3, 2013 1:47pm]

    

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