By Dan Connolly
11:16 AM PDT, June 5, 2012
Major League Baseball announced its first voting update for this year’s all-star game and the Orioles’ Matt Wieters has the second highest number of votes for American League catchers with 713,469. He trails only the Texas Rangers’ Mike Napoli, who has 1,224,565 votes.
Adam Jones (857,453) is fifth among outfielders and Nick Markakis (384,390) is 12th; J.J. Hardy (489,941) is third among shortstops and Robert Andino (317,434) is fourth among second basemen.Rangers’ outfielder Josh Hamilton leads all players in votes with nearly 2.6 million.
Major League Baseball announces only the Top 5 vote-getters at each position (and 15 for the outfield, since three outfielders are named starters).
Fan voting determines the starters for the annual exhibition game, which will be held July 11 in Kansas City.
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