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.
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.