NEW YORK -- Michael Trout remains in line to make his sixth consecutive trip to the Midsummer Classic, collecting the second-most votes among American League outfielders in Tuesday's 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot update.Trout has received 2,030,074 votes, which ranks third overall behind Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (2,631,284)
NEW YORK -- Michael Trout remains in line to make his sixth consecutive trip to the Midsummer Classic, collecting the second-most votes among American League outfielders in Tuesday's 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot update.
Trout has received 2,030,074 votes, which ranks third overall behind Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (2,631,284) and Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (2,185,035). Before landing on the disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb last month, Trout recorded a 1.203 OPS with 16 home runs, 36 RBIs and 10 stolen bases in 47 games.
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Though he was initially projected to miss six to eight weeks, Trout said he believes he could return before the All-Star break, leaving open the possibility that he could start in center field during the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 9 in Miami. He will likely be the Angels' lone representative among position players, as no other member of the Halos' roster currently ranks inside the top five (catchers/infielders) or top 15 (outfielders) on the ballot.
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, June 29, 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.
Following the announcement 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.