Voters don’t show support for A’s

It looks like the A’s will have to wait for the selections by American League manager Jim Leyland to see who will represent them in the July 10 All-Star Game at AT&T Park.

The only A’s player on the radar is third baseman Eric Chavez, who might as well be considered a blip on the screen. Chavez is fourth among AL third basemen with 96,663 votes. Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees leads the position and is tops among all AL vote-getters after the first round of votingwith 843,550 votes.

A-Rod is one of three Yankees on track to start for the AL, despite New York’s poor record. Derek Jeter easily leads at shortstop and it would take a miracle for him to fall from his perch, while second baseman Robinson Cano has a 40,743-vote advantage over Detroit’s Placido Polanco.

The Boston Red Sox, with the majors’ best record, have first baseman David Ortiz and outfielder Manny Ramirez as virtual locks.

Along with second base, catcher will be a battle to watch as Detroit’s Ivan Rodriguez leads Minnesota’s Joe Mauer by 41,348 votes.

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