DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera has pretty much done it all in his MLB career. All except be voted a starter for the All-Star Game, but that will probably change this year.
Cabrera leads all American League players in All-Star voting in the first voting update of the season with 1,500,165 votes. The next closest player is Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano with 1,235,230 votes. The next closest American League third baseman to Cabrera in the current voting is Baltimore’s Manny Machado with 723,943 votes.
Fans voting goes until 11:59 p.m. on July 4.
If voting were to have ended today, Cabrera wouldn’t be the only Tiger starting in the All-Star Game at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16. Torii Hunter (761,937) is third in outfield voting behind Mike Trout (1,190,676) and Adam Jones (1,181,875). Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz (712,320) is less than 50,000 votes behind Hunter for the final starting outfield spot. Prince Fielder (1,059,300) is a very close second to Baltimore’s Chris Davis(1,176,016) at the first base position.