Nelson Cruz continues to lead the American League All-Star balloting at designated hitter, but his edge over ex-Mariner Kendrys Morales, now with Kansas City, slipped over the last week by 26,352 votes.
Cruz totaled 2,108,584 votes in the latest release from Major League Baseball and leads Morales by 280,854 votes. Cruz’s lead was 307,206 a week ago.
No other Mariners are among the leaders at their positions. MLB releases vote totals for the top 15 outfielders and top five players at all other positions.
Updated National League balloting will be released Tuesday.
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Balloting is being conducted solely online this season for the first time. Fans can cast votes through MLB.com and all 30 club websites through 8:59 p.m. Pacific time on July 2.
The All-Star Game is July 14 in Cincinnati.