Jones, Machado remain in top 5 in ASG voting
Third baseman honored with AL Player of the Week Award on Monday
BALTIMORE -- Adam Jones and Manny Machado are still in the hunt for the 2015 All-Star Game, as both sit in fifth place at their respective positions in the latest American League update.
Jones (3,248,559 votes) has the most likely chance of any Baltimore player as he trails Lorenzo Cain (6,611,781), Mike Trout (5,944,068), Alex Gordon (5,581,096) and Alex Rios (3,952,551). Entering Monday, the center fielder was batting .305/.344/.500 with 10 home runs, 34 runs scored and 33 RBIs this season.
Machado, who was named the AL Player of the Week on Monday, hit .458/.519/.750 with two home runs, nine runs scored and five RBIs last week to claim the honors. The third baseman sits behind Mike Moustakas (6,505,248), Josh Donaldson (4,880,315), Nick Castellanos (923,589) and Adrian Beltre (908,343).
After placing fifth amongst AL catchers last week, Caleb Joseph has moved out of the top vote-getters after being surpassed by the Tigers' Alex Avila. Joseph, who has started 46 games this season at catcher, has been splitting duties behind the plate with Matt Wieters since the veteran returned from the 60-day disabled list on June 5.
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