Orioles' Manny Machado leads AL shortstops in first All-Star voting update

The Orioles’ Manny Machado holds a substantial lead in American League All-Star voting at shortstop in the first results released Tuesday by Major League Baseball.

Machado has a vote advantage of 321,887 to 211,756 over the Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor. No other Orioles are among the leaders at their positions.


The All-Star Game will be played July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington.

Last year’s starting shortstop for the AL, Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros, is in fourth place with 206,707 votes, trailing Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees, who has 208,583.

Other leaders by position:

C: Gary Sánchez, Yankees, 336,280

1B: José Abreu, White Sox, 267,812

2B: José Altuve, Astros, 701,236

3B: José Ramírez, Indians, 443,234

OF: Mookie Betts, Red Sox, 748,872

OF: Mike Trout, Angels, 639,822

OF: Aaron Judge, Yankees, 541,983

DH: J.D. Martinez, Red Sox, 513,415

The next AL voting update will be announced June 19.

With shortstop Manny Machado out Monday with illness and the open acknowledgement that Zach Britton is returning from the DL only to be showcased for trades, the Orioles returned home from a four-game sweep in Toronto making no airs about where they are as a club.

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