Moustakas would make the seventh Royals selected for the 2015 All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile, though he has yet to return to the team since going on the bereavement list for a family emergency on Monday.
If he does not return in time for the All-Star Game, Moustakas would be the second Royals player selected who will not participate. The other is left fielder Alex Gordon, who suffered a Grade 2-plus strain in his left groin and will be out eight weeks.
• Vote now on Twitter and see Moustakas' player emoji
Balloting is open through 3 p.m. CT today, and the Royals are promoting Moustakas with a #VoteMoose campaign on Twitter. Fans can vote for Moustakas at www.royals.com/vote or by texting "A5" to 89269, or via Twitter, where they will see player emojis when they vote.
During the All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile in Cincinnati on Tuesday, fans can once again visit MLB.com to submit their choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet. Voting exclusively at MLB.com, online and via their mobile devices in the 2015 All-Star Game MVP Vote presented by Chevrolet, the fans' collective voice will represent 20 percent of the overall vote that determines the recipient of the Arch Ward Trophy.
MLB.TV Premium subscribers will be able to live stream the All-Star Game via MLB.TV through FOX's participating video providers. Access will be available across more than 400 supported MLB.TV platforms, including the award-winning MLB.com At Bat app. MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage of the All-Star Week festivities, including the 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders, part of Gatorade All-Star Workout Day on Monday. The Derby will feature a new format with brackets and timed rounds and will be broadcast live by ESPN and MLB.com beginning at 7 p.m. CT.
The 86th Midsummer Classic will be televised nationally by FOX Sports (coverage begins at 6 p.m. CT), in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive 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.
Jordan Wilson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.