Longoria, Rays looking for your All-Star vote

Longoria, Rays looking for your All-Star vote

The names for the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot were released on Monday, and the following Rays players made the ballot:

Corey Dickerson, designated hitter; Matt Duffy, shortstop; Kevin Kiermaier, outfield; Evan Longoria, third base; Brad Miller, second base; Logan Morrison, first base; Derek Norris, catcher; Colby Rasmus, outfield; and Steven Souza Jr., outfield.

VOTE: Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot

Dickerson and Souza are both off to particularly good starts, as is Tim Beckham, who has played shortstop in Duffy's absence. However, Beckham is not on the ballot. Also of note, Rasmus and Duffy have not yet played this season, but both are expected to return in the coming weeks.

Rays closer Alex Colome served as the club's lone All-Star in 2016.

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, June 29, at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB.com At Bat and MLB.com Ballpark mobile apps. Vote up to five times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of the 2017 All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. Then on Tuesday, July 11, while watching the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 88th Midsummer Classic, at Marlins Park in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM will have comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.