David Ortiz The Only Red Sox Player Currently Set To Make AL All-Star Team
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BOSTON (CBS) — For an accurate picture of the 2014 Red Sox season, look no further than the current All-Star ballot results.
MLB released the current standings for All-Star voting on Tuesday, and David Ortiz is currently the only member of the Red Sox poised to make the squad.
Ortiz leads all designated hitters, having received 501,808 votes, though Nelson Cruz is close behind with 484, 186 votes.
No other Red Sox player leads voting at their current position. In fact, only Dustin Pedroia (third among second basemen) and A.J. Pierzysnki (fourth at catcher) appear on the voting results at all.
In what is a telling sign of the state of the Red Sox outfield, zero outfielders rank in the top 15 vote-getters. Jacoby Ellsbury, now with the Yankees, currently sits at third place in outfield voting.
At shortstop, Derek Jeter is the leading vote-getter with roughly 130,000 more votes than Alexei Ramirez in second place. Considering Jeter is playing his final season, the game figures to be an informal farewell for the Yankees legend.
Fans can vote at MLB.com until Thursday, July 3. Teams will be announced during the weekend of July 5-6.
The All-Star Game will take place on July 15 at Target Field in Minnesota.
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