Time running out to vote Desmond for ASG

Time running out to vote Desmond for ASG

NEW YORK -- The Rangers have the best record in the American League but not in the voting on the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

The rosters for the All-Star Game presented by MasterCard are scheduled to be announced July 5.

Cast your Esurance All-Star ballot for Desmond and other #ASGWorthy players

Ian Desmond is eighth among American League outfielders, although he entered Monday's game fifth in hitting in the AL with a .322 batting average. He was seventh with 54 runs scored and 10th with an .898 OPS. Among other Rangers on the ballot, Adrian Beltre is fourth at third, Elvis Andrus is fourth at shortstop and Robinson Chirinos is fifth at catcher.

FAQ: How All-Star reserves are selected

Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday at 10:59 p.m. CT. Vote up to five times in any 24-hour period.

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 2016 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 12, watch the 2016 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard 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 2016 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 87th All-Star Game, in San Diego, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB.com, MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.