Reds' vets seek vote, return to All-Star Game

Reds' vets seek vote, return to All-Star Game

CINCINNATI -- The last time first baseman Joey Votto represented the Reds as a National League All-Star was 2014, which was his fourth appearance in the Midsummer Classic. Left fielder Adam Duvall received the honor for the first time last season during his breakout year.

Votto and Duvall are among the eight Reds position players who appear on the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, which was released on Monday.

VOTE: Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot

Although Votto and Duvall are among the team's home run leaders, the hottest starts to 2017 belong to third baseman Eugenio Suarez and shortstop Zack Cozart. Both players will be seeking their first All-Star invitation this season.

Also on the ballot for Cincinnati is catcher Tucker Barnhart, second baseman Jose Peraza, center fielder Billy Hamilton and right fielder Scott Schebler.

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.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.