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Beltre, Rangers need fans' help in All-Star voting

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ARLINGTON -- Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is still receiving recognition from All-Star Game voters even though he has played in just 37 of 71 games so far this season.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

ARLINGTON -- Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is still receiving recognition from All-Star Game voters even though he has played in just 37 of 71 games so far this season.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

Beltre is in fourth place among American League third basemen in the first All-Star voting update released on Tuesday.

Beltre, who has been on the disabled list twice because of a strained left hamstring, received 121,403 votes to this point. Jose Ramirez of the Indians leads the position with 442,234 votes, followed by the Yankees' Miguel Andujar with 219,691 votes and the Astros' Alex Bregman with 180,911 votes.

In 37 games, Beltre is hitting .302 with two home runs, 16 RBIs and a .411 slugging percentage. He is looking for his fifth All-Star selection and first since 2014.

Shin-Soo Choo did not make the top five among designated hitters even though he is second in at the position (.837) in OPS. Choo has reached base in his past 26 straight games, hitting .313 with 16 runs scored, six home runs, 14 RBIs, a .459 on-base percentage and a .542 slugging percentage in that stretch.

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot until Thursday, July 5, at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period, for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of this year's All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league's roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 89th Midsummer Classic, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

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