Seager gaining ground in All-Star balloting

Seager gaining ground in All-Star balloting

PHOENIX -- Dodgers rookie Corey Seager moved into fourth place among National League shortstops in this week's voting update of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

Seager, who had not been listed in the top five in any earlier update, has 476,525 votes. He is closing in on third-place Brandon Crawford of the Giants, but is still distanced by the leader at the position, Addison Russell of the Cubs, who has more than 1.1 million votes.

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The only other Dodger listed among vote leaders is first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who slipped from third place to fourth place in the latest update. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is the runaway leader at that position with more than 1.7 million votes, more than a million votes more than Gonzalez.

There are 16 days of voting left for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard. Details regarding the unveiling of the 2016 American League and National League All-Star teams will be available in the upcoming weeks. The AL All-Star team will have nine elected starters via the fan balloting program, while the NL All-Star team will have eight fan-elected starters.

The pitchers and reserves for both squads -- totaling 25 for the NL and 24 for the AL -- will be determined through a combination of "Player Ballot" choices and selections made by the two All-Star managers -- AL skipper Ned Yost of the defending World Series champion Royals and NL manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Phoenix. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.