TORONTO -- Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran have been receiving strong consideration to represent the Yankees at this summer's All-Star Game at Petco Park, with both players appearing on the first balloting update released on Tuesday by Major League Baseball.McCann has tallied 319,679 votes, placing him second among American League
TORONTO -- Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran have been receiving strong consideration to represent the Yankees at this summer's All-Star Game at Petco Park, with both players appearing on the first balloting update released on Tuesday by Major League Baseball.
McCann has tallied 319,679 votes, placing him second among American League catchers to Salvador Perez of the Royals, whose 1,094,942 votes pace all players in the league. Beltran has received 210,885 votes, which places him 11th among AL outfielders.
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A seven-time All-Star in the National League during his time with the Braves, McCann is hoping for his first selection to the AL squad. The 32-year-old entered play on Tuesday batting .231 with seven home runs and 21 RBIs in 42 games.
Beltran, 39, has been among the most consistent performers in the Yankees' lineup, entering play on Tuesday batting .264 with 12 home runs and 31 RBIs in 49 games. An eight-time All-Star, Beltran has never represented the AL in the Midsummer Classic, earning previous selections with the Astros, Mets and Cardinals.
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Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebook and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat.