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Cabrera still in the hunt for All-Star start

Cabrera still in the hunt for All-Star start

All-Star voting is winding down, and Miguel Cabrera remains steady in second place in the online fan balloting.

On pace to once again play in the Midsummer Classic, Cabrera is the only Marlin to rank among the National League leaders in the latest online balloting results.

The 24-year-old Venezuelan native, who ranks among the league leaders in several offensive categories, is holding strong in second place among NL third basemen. David Wright of the Mets continues to pace the voting, with Cabrera second and Atlanta's Chipper Jones third.

The online vote is the primary way for fans to offer their support for Cabrera and the rest of the Marlins on the ballot. Voting at Dolphin Stadium came to a close on June 14.

The 2007 All-Star Game will be played on July 10 at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times with the Monster 2007 All-Star Online Ballot at MLB.com and all 30 club sites until June 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Fans will again be given the opportunity to cast an All-Star vote immediately following the 2007 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show Presented by Chevrolet, which will be televised by Turner Sports on Sunday, July 1. Baseball fans around the world will be able to select the final player on each All-Star team via the Monster.com 2007 All-Star Final Vote.

Selecting the rosters isn't the end of the fun in 2007, either. Concluding the All-Star balloting process, fans will have the opportunity to participate in the official voting for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player presented by Chevrolet at the All-Star Game via the Monster.com 2007 All-Star Game MVP Vote at MLB.com.

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.

Should Cabrera be selected again this season, it would be his fourth straight season being picked to the All-Star Game. Cabrera, Mike Lowell and Luis Castillo are the only Marlins picked to the Midsummer Classic three times.

While several other Marlins are having All-Star-caliber seasons, they are not among the leaders at their respective positions.

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Shortstop Hanley Ramirez, the NL Rookie of the Year in 2006, has hit better than .300 all season and ranks among the league leaders in runs scored. And outfielder Josh Willingham is deserving of consideration. Willingham and Cabrera have been battling for the club lead in RBIs.

Second baseman Dan Uggla, an All-Star in 2006, has thus far posted better power numbers than in his rookie season.

Eight Marlins position players are on the ballot. The others are catcher Miguel Olivo, first baseman Mike Jacobs, right fielder Jeremy Hermida and center fielder Alejandro De Aza.

Jacobs and De Aza currently are on the disabled list.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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