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Gennett hoping for late boost on All-Star ballot

Reds' 2B sits in 3rd place; Eugenio Suarez is 4th at 3B
MLB.com @m_sheldon

ATLANTA -- With 10 days remaining to vote for the starters for the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, second baseman Scooter Gennett is the Reds' best chance of having a starter represent them.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

ATLANTA -- With 10 days remaining to vote for the starters for the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, second baseman Scooter Gennett is the Reds' best chance of having a starter represent them.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

Gennett was in third place in Monday's latest National League voting update, trailing leader Ozzie Albies of the Braves by around 242,000 votes. Gennett has 1,166,288 votes to Albies' 1,408,469. Javier Baez of the Cubs is not far ahead of Gennett in second place with 1,186,243 votes. Joe Panik of the Giants and Logan Forsythe of the Dodgers are a distant fourth and fifth.

The only other Reds player in the top five at his position is third baseman Eugenio Suarez, and he will need a lot of help to have a chance. Suarez is in fourth place with 376,612 votes, well behind leader Nolan Arenado of the Rockies, who has 1,706,923 votes. Kris Bryant of the Cubs is second with 1,060,467 votes; the Braves' Johan Camargo is in third place with 642,241 votes. After Suarez, Justin Turner of the Dodgers is fifth with 353,693 votes.

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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.

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.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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