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Seager needs votes to overtake SS leader

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LOS ANGELES -- Corey Seager highlights the list of Dodgers in the running on the latest voting update for the update 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, sitting in second place at shortstop behind the Reds' Zack Cozart.

Cozart, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday with a right quadriceps injury, held down the top spot for the second week in a row. Cozart had 1,465,327 votes, while Seager had 1,143,767 and the Cubs' Addison Russell sat in third with 967,495 votes.

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LOS ANGELES -- Corey Seager highlights the list of Dodgers in the running on the latest voting update for the update 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, sitting in second place at shortstop behind the Reds' Zack Cozart.

Cozart, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday with a right quadriceps injury, held down the top spot for the second week in a row. Cozart had 1,465,327 votes, while Seager had 1,143,767 and the Cubs' Addison Russell sat in third with 967,495 votes.

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Cast your Esurance All-Star Ballot for Seager and other #ASGWorthy players

If Seager were to take the top spot, he would be the first Dodgers shortstop to start an All-Star Game since Bill Russell in 1980. Seager entered Monday batting .281 with nine home runs and 32 RBIs. His 50 runs scored this season are tied for fourth in the National League, and Seager ranks among the league leaders in doubles (18, tied for sixth), walks (44, sixth) and OBP (.392, 11th).

Third baseman Justin Turner and catcher Yasmani Grandal are also in the top vote-getters for their position. Turner was in third, with 747,659 votes, and Grandal was fifth (525,432), while Yasiel Puig checked in at 14th among outfielders.

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 9:59 p.m. MT. 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.

Joshua Thornton is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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