Wright 4th among NL third basemen on All-Star ballot

Captain out of action with spinal stenosis; other Mets players need votes

Wright 4th among NL third basemen on All-Star ballot

NEW YORK -- David Wright hasn't played since April 14, but that hasn't stopped Mets fans from supporting him on the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

Wright currently places fourth among National League third basemen with 327,319 votes, MLB announced Wednesday. A seven-time All-Star, Wright trails St. Louis' Matt Carpenter, the Cubs' Kris Bryant and Cincinnati's Todd Frazier at the hot corner. Wright sits more than 17,000 votes ahead of Colorado's Nolan Arenado.

The Mets' all-time leader in hits, doubles and RBIs, Wright was hitting .333 through eight games before injuring his hamstring. He has since dealt with setbacks and a separate back injury that's been diagnosed as spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column. He is currently undergoing treatment with a back specialist in California. It is unclear when he will return this season.

Wright is the only Mets player currently in the Top 5 in All-Star voting at his position, but not the only candidate for the game. Shortstop Wilmer Flores is tied for the Major League lead with seven home runs at the position. First baseman Lucas Duda hit his seventh and eighth home runs Wednesday. And New York also has several impressive young pitchers who could warrant All-Star nods.

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 11:59 p.m. ET. 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.

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