Abreu, White Sox need All-Star push

Abreu, White Sox need All-Star push

MINNEAPOLIS -- White Sox ace Chris Sale looks primed to make his fourth consecutive All-Star Game appearance, but if Sox fans want to see any position players starting the game, they'll need to make a big push. Fans can vote for the White Sox on the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

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In the latest balloting update, released on Monday, no member of the White Sox appeared in the top five of his position. First baseman Jose Abreu was fourth in the first ballot update, which was released more than a month ago, but has fallen out of the top five since.

Abreu is hitting .288 with 12 home runs and 40 RBIs entering Monday's series opener against the Twins. He was an All-Star in his rookie season in 2014 and likely has the best All-Star case among White Sox position players.

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.

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