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Salvy among top 5 AL catchers in ASG voting

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KANSAS CITY -- Catcher Salvador Perez is the lone Royal still in the running for a starting spot for the American League in the final 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot update released on Monday.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

KANSAS CITY -- Catcher Salvador Perez is the lone Royal still in the running for a starting spot for the American League in the final 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot update released on Monday.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

Perez is seeking his sixth consecutive All-Star appearance for this year's Midsummer Classic at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. Just three days remain for fans to cast their ballots, as voting closes Thursday at 10:59 p.m. CT.

The Gold Glover currently sits in fourth place among AL backstops with 614,492 votes. Wilson Ramos of the Rays leads the position with 1,556,195 votes.

Perez is second among all Kansas City batters with 11 home runs and 32 RBIs. He is tied for third among American League catchers with 12 runners caught stealing.

Third baseman Mike Moustakas had been in the top five among his position for much of the season, but fell out of the rankings in this week's update.

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 at 10:59 p.m. CT. 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.

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.

Jordan Wolf is a reporter for MLB.com based in Kansas City.

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