BALTIMORE -- Three Mariners are in the top five at their positions in the American League voting for next month's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.• VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot Dee Gordon, who took over at second base after Robinson Cano was suspended, is the highest-ranked Mariners player
BALTIMORE -- Three Mariners are in the top five at their positions in the American League voting for next month's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.
• VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot
Dee Gordon, who took over at second base after Robinson Cano was suspended, is the highest-ranked Mariners player in the voting. Gordon sits in third place with 395,253 votes behind leader Jose Altuve of the Astros (2,460,967) and Gleyber Torres of the Yankees (797,817).
"It means a lot," said Gordon, who has a .289 batting average with one homer, 20 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. "I work hard. I want to be one of the best. Just to be in the same categories with these guys is pretty amazing."
Jean Segura (shortstop) and Nelson Cruz (designated hitter) both are fifth in their respective categories while also having strong seasons.
Mariners manager Scott Servais is hoping to see a few of his players make it to the July 17 game in Washington.
"We've got [players] that are certainly very deserving of getting the opportunity to go there," Servais said. "We certainly have guys that are deserving of that, four or five of them that very well could show up in the game."
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 8:59 p.m. PT. 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.
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Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com based in Baltimore.