Joc, A-Gon need help in All-Star voting
Dodgers first baseman trailing Goldschmidt; rookie sixth among outfielders
PHOENIX -- The 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot fan voting ends Thursday night and the Dodgers are running out of time to earn a starting spot in the National League lineup.
In the final weekly update issued Monday, no Dodgers candidate improved his position from last week.
Rookie outfielder Joc Pederson, who had climbed from 11th to eighth to sixth in the previous updates, remained in sixth, while Yasiel Puig dropped a notch for the second consecutive week, to 15th. A starting outfielder spot in the All-Star Game is likely to open because of the weekend injury to Miami's Giancarlo Stanton.
Adrian Gonzalez remained in the second spot among first basemen, but the gap between him and leader Paul Goldschmidt continued to widen.
Catcher Yasmani Grandal is the other Dodgers player among vote leaders, but he was fourth among catchers, the same as last week.
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- using the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday at 8:59 p.m. PT. For the first time, voting is exclusively online, where fans may submit up to 35 ballots.
Fans may also receive the ballot by texting VOTE to 89269 (USA) or 101010 (Canada). Or text VOTA for a ballot in Spanish. Message and data rates may apply. Up to five messages. No purchase required. Reply STOP to cancel. Reply HELP for info.
The 2015 All-Star starters will be unveiled Sunday at 4:30 p.m. PT on the Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show on ESPN. Then on Monday at 4 p.m. PT, the All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates will be announced on the Esurance All-Star Selection Show on ESPN, immediately after which fans can return to MLB.com to begin casting their 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Votes for the final player for each league's All-Star roster. Final Vote ends Friday, July 10, at 1 p.m. PT. On Tuesday, July 14, watch the 2015 All-Star Game live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2015 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.
MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage of All-Star Week festivities.
The 86th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.