Abreu in top 5 at first in AL All-Star voting update

Abreu in top 5 at first in AL All-Star voting update

TORONTO -- Jose Abreu is vying for a starting spot on the American League roster for the 86th All-Star Game, to be played July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

The White Sox first baseman is currently fourth in voting among AL first baseman with 222,288 votes as of the most recent 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Balloting update. He trails Mark Teixeira (342,788), Eric Hosmer (1,101,738) and Miguel Cabrera (1,347,351).

Abreu, who was first time All-Star in 2014, is hitting .277 with seven homers and 23 RBIs in 41 games this season.

Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- using the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 2, at 10:59 p.m. CT. For the first time, voting is exclusively online, where fans may submit up to 35 ballots.

Fans may also receive the ballot by texting VOTE to 89269 (USA) or 101010 (Canada). Or text VOTA for a ballot in Spanish. Message and data rates may apply. Up to five messages. No purchase required. Reply STOP to cancel. Reply HELP for info.

Following the announcement of the 2015 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player for each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 14, watch the 2015 All-Star Game live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2015 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage of All-Star Week festivities. The 86th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.