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Time running out for All-Star voting

Time running out for All-Star voting

TORONTO -- Time is running out for a member of the Blue Jays to be elected to the 2007 All-Star Game in San Francisco via fan balloting.

There are only four days left to vote for the All-Star teams and there are currently no Jays who rank among the league leaders.

Second baseman Aaron Hill is one Jay who should be generating a lot of attention with his Gold Glove caliber defense and surprising power at the plate. Through 84 games, Hill leads all American League second basemen with 43 RBIs and is tied for the second in home runs (9). He's also developed into one of the prime defensive players at his position.

Another noteworthy candidate is right fielder Alex Rios. The 26-year-old leads all AL outfielders in home runs (17) and total bases (155). Rios, a 2006 All-Star, is batting .287, which ranks second among Jays regulars behind only third baseman Troy Glaus.

The voting booths at Rogers Centre have already closed, but fans still have just under four days to cast their votes online.

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 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.

All-Star Game Coverage
The All-Star Game, to be played on July 10, 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.

Gregor Chisholm is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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