Holliday, Molina seeking 7th All-Star Game appearances
ST. LOUIS -- On Wednesday, Major League Baseball released its 2015 All-Star Game ballot, which features the eight Cardinals position players who took the field as part of the team's Opening Day lineup.
Five of the eight have been All-Stars before, including left fielder Matt Holliday and catcher Yadier Molina, who have been voted to an All-Star team six times apiece. Molina has actually been a part of the last six NL All-Star teams. Matt Carpenter (twice), Jhonny Peralta (twice) and Jason Heyward (once) have also been All-Stars.
Peralta and Heyward earned their All-Star nods for different clubs.
Also representing the Cardinals on the ballot are outfielder Jon Jay, first baseman Matt Adams and second baseman Kolten Wong.
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