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Cabrera seventh in All-Star voting among 1B

@beckjason
June 17, 2019

Read our FAQ on this year’s revamped balloting format, which includes two phases of fan voting to determine the All-Star starters, and the ability to vote through Google Search. DETROIT -- While Miguel Cabrera is expected to return to first base for an Interleague game Tuesday at Pittsburgh, the Tigers’

Read our FAQ on this year’s revamped balloting format, which includes two phases of fan voting to determine the All-Star starters, and the ability to vote through Google Search.

DETROIT -- While Miguel Cabrera is expected to return to first base for an Interleague game Tuesday at Pittsburgh, the Tigers’ cleanup hitter remains on the All-Star ballot at the position. He ranks seventh in votes among American League first basemen in the second balloting update released on Monday.

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Cabrera is the only Tiger who appears in the top 10 in voting at his respective position. He’s an 11-time All-Star, last selected in 2016, and he entered the week with 362,659 votes. AL leader Luke Voit of the Yankees has 696,164 votes, followed by Twins slugger C.J. Cron (586,303) and Cleveland switch-hitter Carlos Santana (560,836). No other Tiger ranks in the top 10 in voting at his respective position.

Though Cabrera began the month with the difficult diagnosis of chronic changes in his right knee as the result of attrition from a long career, he has experienced a rejuvenation of sorts at the plate. He’s hitting .351 (13-for-37) in June with three doubles, two home runs, seven RBIs and a .954 OPS.

Cabrera enters Tuesday’s series opener in Pittsburgh batting .294 with 11 doubles, four home runs, 29 RBIs and a .751 OPS.

Fans may vote in "The Primary" at MLB.com and all 30 club sites, the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark apps up to five times in any 24-hour period. Fans in the US and Canada can also vote on Google Search for every position, or up to 17 unique players per day, by searching "MLB Vote" or the names of their favorite players. Primary voting ends at 4 p.m. ET on Friday.

The top three vote-getters at each position (including nine outfielders) per league will move on to "The Starters Election," which begins at noon ET on Wednesday, June 26. The votes will reset for a 28-hour voting window that ends at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 27. Starters for the 2019 Midsummer Classic will be unveiled on ESPN that night at 7 ET. The pitchers and reserves will be announced on Sunday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Then on Tuesday, July 9, during the 2019 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, fans may visit MLB.com and the 30 club sites to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet.

The 90th Midsummer Classic, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, 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. 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.

Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason.