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Muncy's rise lands him on Final Vote ballot

Fans have until Wednesday to help send slugger to All-Star Game
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ANAHEIM -- Max Muncy, who opened the season in the Minor Leagues a year after being released by Oakland, is one of five finalists vying for a berth on the National League All-Star team through the 2018 Camping World MLB Final Vote.

VOTE MUNCY: 2018 Camping World MLB Final Vote

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ANAHEIM -- Max Muncy, who opened the season in the Minor Leagues a year after being released by Oakland, is one of five finalists vying for a berth on the National League All-Star team through the 2018 Camping World MLB Final Vote.

VOTE MUNCY: 2018 Camping World MLB Final Vote

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Muncy has a chance to join starting outfielder Matt Kemp and closer Kenley Jansen in representing the Dodgers at the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. Kemp was voted in by the fans and Jansen was voted in via the players' ballot.

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Fans can cast votes for the final player on each league's roster -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online as part of the 2018 Camping World MLB Final Vote, as well as via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps, until Wednesday at 1 p.m. PT.

Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans can submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 All-Star Game MLB.com 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, visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.

Muncy, 27, has a rags-to-riches storyline. He was in his second season at Triple-A Oklahoma City in April when fill-in third baseman Logan Forsythe joined All-Star third baseman Justin Turner on the disabled list. Given the chance to play, Muncy has starred.

He leads the club with 20 homers and is among team leaders with an OPS of 1.027 entering Sunday's game. He's only the 16th Dodger in history to hit 20 home runs before the All-Star break, and he homered in four consecutive games last month.

It's an amazing emergence for a player that had Major League cameos with Oakland in 2015 and '16, totaling five home runs in 245 plate appearances, roughly the same opportunities that he's had this year.

A fifth-round Draft pick out of Baylor in 2012, Muncy has started eight games at second base, 24 at third and 22 at first.

Turner made his first All-Star Game by winning last year's Final Vote.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.

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