Tuesday afternoon, Major League Baseball released the third AL All-Star Game voting update. Each year fans are tasked with picking the starting position players for each league in the All-Star Game. The 2016 All-Star Game will be played on July 12 in San Diego.
Here is the latest voting update from MLB:
There is no change to the starting nine position players since last week, however it is worth noting Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has jumped Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain and now sits in second place in the voting. Both are in position to start the game.
Over the last week Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts has increased his lead over Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar rather substantially. His lead went from 226,464 votes last week to 582,430 this week. Going 12 for 24 with two homers and 11 RBI over the last seven days surely didn't hurt Bogaerts' case.
Royals backstop Salvador Perez remains the leading vote-getter among all AL players with 2,063,459 votes. Red Sox DH David Ortiz is closing in on him though; Ortiz was 145,583 votes back last week and is now only 48,416 votes behind Perez.
The final voting update and full All-Star Game rosters will be announced in early July.