Angels center fielder Michael Trout has been sidelined for nearly a month with a thumb injury, but his support has not waned on the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.Monday's final voting update revealed that Trout has garnered 2,559,173 votes, the second-most among American League outfielders. With four more days
Angels center fielder Michael Trout has been sidelined for nearly a month with a thumb injury, but his support has not waned on the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.
Monday's final voting update revealed that Trout has garnered 2,559,173 votes, the second-most among American League outfielders. With four more days remaining to vote, Trout remains in line to earn a starting spot at the 2017 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, which will take place on July 9 at Marlins Park in Miami.
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Before suffering a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb, Trout recorded a 1.203 OPS with 16 home runs, 36 RBIs and 10 stolen bases in 47 games. Trout's availability for the Midsummer Classic remains unclear, as he was projected to miss six to eight weeks while recovering from the injury. Still, he began hitting off a tee over the weekend and has said he believes a return before the All-Star break is possible.
Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB.com At Bat and MLB.com Ballpark mobile apps. Vote up to five times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.
The Esurance All-Star Selection Show will take place on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Following the unveiling of the 2017 All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. Then on Tuesday, July 11, while watching the 2017 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 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.
The 88th Midsummer Classic, at Marlins Park in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM will have comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.
Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com.