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The Sunday Read: What five Rangers are facing in Phase 2 of All-Star voting

(AP photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


The job isn’t done yet for Rangers fans.

They did plenty during the first phase of voting for the 93rd MLB All-Star Game, sending five Rangers to Phase 2 and getting two of them over the hump in the final days.

Everyone starts at zero for Phase 2, which might give Corey Seager, Josh Jung and Adolis Garcia a fighting chance against ballot-harvesting Blue Jays fans. Marcus Semien sees huge lead over a Toronto player disappear, while Jonah Heim starts from scratch against catcher from another American League East team.

Phase 2 voting opens at 11 a.m. Monday and runs through 11 a.m. Thursday, and starters will be announced that afternoon. The Rangers haven’t had a player start an All-Star Game since Josh Hamilton in 2012, though Hunter Pence was voted as the starting designated hitter in 2019 but didn’t play because of injury.

That streak has a very good chance of ending July 11 at T Mobile Park in Seattle. Vote here.

Here’s what, and who, the five Rangers are up against this week.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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