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Castellanos in mix in latest AL All-Star update

Tigers star ranks 11th among outfielders; Cabrera 5th among first basemen
MLB.com @beckjason

CINCINNATI -- Nicholas Castellanos has picked up some newfound fame for his podcast with teammate Shane Greene, but he'll need a lot more attention than that to gain ground in the hotly contested All-Star balloting for American League outfielders.

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CINCINNATI -- Nicholas Castellanos has picked up some newfound fame for his podcast with teammate Shane Greene, but he'll need a lot more attention than that to gain ground in the hotly contested All-Star balloting for American League outfielders.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

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The latest voting totals, released Tuesday, show Castellanos 11th among AL outfielders with 256,889 votes. By comparison, the top three outfielders in balloting -- Mookie Betts, Mike Trout and Aaron Judge -- all have more than a million votes.

Miguel Cabrera is the only other Tiger with enough votes at his respective position to be listed on the voting update. He's fifth among first basemen, a spot he'll likely relinquish soon now that he's out for the season with a torn biceps tendon. That leaves Castellanos as the Tigers' best All-Star hope among position players, though not a likely one.

Castellanos entered play Tuesday ranked fifth among AL outfielders with 144 total bases, sixth with a .310 batting average, 11th with a .365 wOBA and 11th with an .855 OPS. He has been the centerpiece of the Tigers' offense, even when Cabrera was healthy.

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Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot until Thursday, July 5, at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period, for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

The Tigers are encouraging their fans to vote through social media and incentives. Fans who #VoteTigers and follow @tigers on Twitter and Instagram will be eligible to win prizes, including game tickets, autographed memorabilia and game experiences. Fans who submit five online ballots that include the Tigers as their favorite club will be eligible for $10 off outfield box seats for select games in June, July and August.

Following the announcement of this year's All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league's roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 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 2018 MLB All-Star Game 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, 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, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and Facebook.

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