Nine Royals on All-Star Ballot as voting begins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 29, 2015) - Major League Baseball today marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds.

For the first time, balloting will be conducted exclusively online at MLB.com and all 30 club websites. Royals fans may cast their ballots at royals.com/vote. Fans can vote up to 35 times online or via mobile devices, with fan ballots resulting in nine American League starters and eight from the National League. Pitchers and reserves will be determined through a combination of "Player Ballot" choices and All-Star manager selections, with Royals manager Ned Yost and his staff leading the A.L. squad. Following the announcement of All-Star rosters, fans will select a final player from each league through the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote.

The nine Royals on the American League ballot are: 

Eric Hosmer (First Base)

Omar Infante (Second Base)

Mike Moustakas (Third Base)

Alcides Escobar (Shortstop)

Salvador Perez (Catcher)

Kendrys Morales (Designated Hitter)

Lorenzo Cain (Outfielder)

Alex Gordon (Outfielder)

Alex Rios (Outfielder)