The balloting rules give fans the right to vote up to five times a day for their Padre favorites. Voting, via mlb.com, the Padres web site and the MLB app, continues through June 21. Fans also may Google “mlb vote” to see a ballot.
The team publicized the effort with the #VotePadres hashtag on social media. Baseball has changed balloting this year to include two rounds. The top three vote getters at most positions move forward; for the outfield, it’s the top nine. Second-round voting begins June 26.
The Padres who appear on the ballot are: Hosmer, 1st base; Ian Kinsler, 2nd base; Machado, 3rd base; Tatis, shortstop; Austin Hedges, catcher; Wil Myers, Hunter Renfroe and Franmil Reyes, outfielders.
Machado, in his first year with the Padres, and Tatis, have been among the most heralded Padres in 2019, though Tatis, a rookie, has been hampered by a hamstring injury since April.
The game is set for July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. San Diego hosted the All-Star Game three years ago, when the American League defeated the National League 4-2. Hosmer, then a Kansas City Royal, was the game’s MVP.
– Staff reports
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