Galvis, Asche seeking first trip to Midsummer Classic

Galvis, Asche seeking first trip to Midsummer Classic

ST. LOUIS -- If somebody had to pick a Phillies position player to make the National League All-Star team, they would have to look at two of the youngest players on their roster: shortstop Freddy Galvis and third baseman Cody Asche.

Each is probably a long shot, but each player is on the NL All-Star ballot, which Major League Baseball announced Wednesday.

Other Phillies on the ballot include catcher Carlos Ruiz, first baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Chase Utley, left fielder Ben Revere, center fielder Odubel Herrera and right fielder Domonic Brown, who has not played a game for the Phillies this season.

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Todd Zolecki is a reporter for Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone. Follow him on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.