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