Rangers seeking All-Star push for Beltre

Rangers seeking All-Star push for Beltre

ARLINGTON -- Wednesday is the last day of All-Star voting at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Starting on Thursday and running through Thursday of next week, all remaining balloting will be done online.

The Rangers are hoping for a last-minute push for third baseman Adrian Beltre, who ranked second at his position in the last update, released on Sunday. Beltre had 1,346,957 votes, trailing Josh Donaldson of the Athletics, who had 2,436,771. Beltre entered Tuesday's game with the Tigers hitting .309 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs.

Among outfielders, Alex Rios was 12th, with 742,780 votes, with Shin-Soo Choo sitting in 14th, with 699,751. The three leaders were Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays (3,665,208 votes), Mike Trout of the Angels (3,286,511) and Melky Cabrera of the Blue Jays (1,674,232).

Fans can vote for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- online or using a mobile device -- using the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Experian until Thursday, July 3, at 10:59 p.m. CT. The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15.

Fans may submit up to 25 online ballots, but they can also earn a one-time bonus of 10 additional online ballots. To access these, you must be logged into your MLB.com account when you submit any online ballot. If you do not have an MLB.com account, register on the site in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free MLB.com account.

The 2014 American League and National League All-Star teams will be unveiled on the 2014 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show during the weekend of July 5-6, with further details to follow on MLB.com. Immediately following the announcement of the AL and NL All-Star rosters, fans can begin voting to select the final player for each league's 34-man roster via the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian. Fans will cast their votes from a list of five players from each league over the balloting period.

The final phase of All-Star Game voting will again have fans participating in the voting for the Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet. During the Midsummer Classic, fans will vote exclusively online at MLB.com via the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com MVP Vote Sponsored by Pepsi, and their voice will represent 20 percent of the overall vote that determines the recipient of the Arch Ward Trophy.

MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage of the All-Star Week festivities.

The 85th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.