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Beltre among leaders at 3B on AL ballot

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ARLINGTON -- Time is running out for Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre and designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo to make a push to be in the starting lineup for the American League in next month's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

ARLINGTON -- Time is running out for Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre and designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo to make a push to be in the starting lineup for the American League in next month's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

Beltre continues to run in fourth place among AL third basemen in the latest fan balloting update released on Tuesday. Choo has not yet shown up in the top five among designated hitters even though he remains one of the hottest hitters in baseball and a strong candidate to be the Rangers' All-Star representative.

Choo entered Tuesday's game against the Padres having reached base in 38 consecutive games. During the streak, he is hitting .336 with 25 runs scored, nine home runs and 22 RBIs. He has also walked 37 times for a .472 on-base percentage as well as a .580 slugging percentage.

Video: TEX@MIN: Choo clubs a 2-run homer to right field

Choo ranks sixth in the AL overall with a .395 on-base percentage. His .879 OPS is 13th in the AL and he is 12th with 7.23 runs created per 27 outs.

Beltre has received 422,263 votes at third base. Jose Ramirez of the Indians continues to lead with 1,319,651 votes, followed by Miguel Andujar of the Yankees with 764,032 votes and Alex Bregman of the Astros with 778,814 votes.

Beltre has played in just 49 games, but he was hitting .309 with a .368 on-base percentage and a .446 slugging percentage, going into Tuesday night.

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 10:59 p.m. CT. 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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