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Josh Donaldson is fifth among all AL third baseman in All-Star voting, with 355,693 votes. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
Josh Donaldson has moved into the top five in All-Star voting for American League third baseman as the second returns for the AL teams were released Saturday evening.
He is fifth, with 355,693 votes, behind Detroit's Miguel Cabrera (2,355,693), Baltimore's Manny Machado (1,170,108), Texas' Adrian Beltre (845,540) and Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria (657,056).
When the first returns were announced last Monday, Donaldson was out of the top five with the New York Yankees' Kevin Youkilis in the fifth spot.
Among other A's position players, Jed Lowrie remained fourth in the league at shortstop, with 803,972 votes. Baltimore's J.J. Hardy (1,231,843) took the lead over Texas' Elvis Andrus (1,045,885) while Detroit's Jhonny Peralta remained third (803,972).
Yoenis Cespedes and Coco Crisp, meanwhile, moved up from 12th and 13th among outfielders to 10th and 11th, respectively, with 652,702 and 643,532 votes.
The top three vote-getters in the outfield remained Baltimore's Adam Jones (1,944,450), the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout (1,939,486) and Detroit's Torii Hunter (1,067,973), with Jones overtaking Trout for the overall outfielder lead.