A's players not gaining any ground in All-Star vote

A's players not gaining any ground in All-Star vote
June 22, 2013, 6:15 pm
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Josh Donaldson is 3,701,642 votes behind Miguel Cabrera for the starting third base spot. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The All-Star break is rapidly approaching, which doesn't leave much time left to vote for the starters.

If any A's players are to be voted in a starter of the Midsummer Classic in New York, they are going to need a lot of support.

The fourth round of All-Star vote tallying has been released and the competition remains formidable for the A's.

Third baseman Josh Donaldson (635,581 votes) remains in fifth place at the hot corner. Despite his impressive season, he has the disadvantage of playing the same position as Miguel Cabrera (4,337,223), Manny Machado (2,097,804), Adrian Beltre (1,334,195) and Evan Longoria (1,334,195).

Jed Lowrie (1,207,486 votes) is fourth among American League shortstops, behind J.J. Hardy (2,548,682), Jhonny Peralta (1,838,500) and Elvis Andrus (1,616,834). If it's any consulation to A's fans, Lowrie does have more votes than Derek Jeter (819,175), who is in fifth place despite the fact that he hasn't play yet this season.

Outfielders Yoenis Cespedes (1,183,926 votes) and Coco Crisp (1,115,204) are 10th and 11th, respectively, in race to finish in the top three among AL outfielders. Adam Jones (3,571,693), Mike Trout (3,548,195) and Nick Markakis (1,915,860) are current top three.

Fans can vote until Thursday, July 4 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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