A right fielder for the first time in his career, Ken Griffey Jr. could become a 13-time All-Star if selected. The top three outfielders in balloting become All-Star starters, and Griffey just missed last year when he finished fourth.Second baseman Brandon Phillips and catcher David Ross had career seasons in 2006, but as late newcomers to the team, did not appear on last year's ballot. Ryan Freel was on the ballot last year as the Reds' second base representative. This year, as Cincinnati's center fielder, Freel is listed among the outfielders. Also on the ballot for the Reds are first baseman Scott Hatteberg, third baseman Edwin Encarnacion and shortstop Alex Gonzalez. The All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports and televised around the world by Major League Baseball International. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB.com will offer extensive online coverage and MLB Radio will have exclusive play-by-play coverage of the game on the Internet.
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less