As far as the New York Yankees were concerned, it was status quo this week in fan balloting for the 2011 AL All-Star Team. Five Yankees would be among the starters if the game were held today.
Catcher Russell Martin, second baseman Robinson Cano, shortstop Derek Jeter, third baseman Alex Rodriguez and center fielder Curtis Granderson are all in position to start the July 12 All-Star Game. Mark Teixeira is second to Boston Adrian Gonzalez at first base, and losing ground in the balloting.
Jeter holds a slim lead over Cleveland’s Asdrubal Cabrera, and Rodriguez is just ahead of Adrian Beltre of Texas and Kevin Youkilis of Boston.
Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and all 30 club sites — online or via your mobile device — using the 2011 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint until June 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Rosters will be announced during the 2011 All-Star Game Selection Show on TBS on July 3. Baseball fans around the world will then be able to select the final player on each team via the 2011 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint.
The July 12 All-Star Game will be televised by FOX.