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Multiple Rays All-Star candidates

Multiple Rays making bid for All-Star selection

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PITTSBURGH -- Devil Rays players aren't among the leaders in the American League All-Star races, but several players on the team should make picking a Rays player a difficult decision for AL manager Terry Francona.

On the surface, Rays catcher Toby Hall has been the leader to fill the spot for some time and he continues to do well, hitting .304 and playing good defense.

But Hall has since been joined by a host of other candidates.

Carl Crawford, the Rays' representative for the 2004 Mid-Summer Classic, is coming on strong. Entering Monday night's game with the Brewers, Crawford had a .278 average with seven homers, 39 RBIs and 18 stolen bases.

Damon Hollins is another possibility. The 30-year-old rookie is hitting .324 with six home runs and 18 RBIs; and Jorge Cantu is coming on strong, too, at .293 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs

Fans wishing to vote can still do so online or they can cast their ballot at Tropicana Field until June 26.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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