NEW YORK -- Only two Yankees, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann, ranked high enough in votes to be listed as potential starters in the final 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot update, and both are long shots.
Beltran, ranked 10th among outfielders with 964,473 votes, is nearly a million votes behind Boston's Mookie Betts, who is ranked third. McCann, ranked fourth among catchers, is in an even more exaggerated game of catchup, trailing Royals catcher Salvador Perez -- the top vote-getter overall -- by more than three million votes.
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Given how far behind Beltran and McCann are, it's likely that the Yankees will not send a position player to San Diego for the 2016 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, despite Beltran's status as one of the AL's most productive power bats this season.
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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 11:59 p.m. ET. 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, with a maximum of up to five messages and 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.
Nick Suss is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.