Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz and just about every other American League player continues to sink in the ongoing flood of votes for Kansas City players in the All-Star balloting.
The Royals hold the lead for eight of the nine starting positions. The only exception is Los Angeles outfielder Mike Trout.
Cruz now trails Kansas City DH Kendrys Morales, the two-time former Mariner, by 548,977 votes in the latest update. A week ago, Cruz trailed by 141,513. Two weeks ago, Cruz held a lead of 280,854.
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Cruz remains the only Mariners’ player listed among the voting leaders at his position. Major League Baseball releases votes totals for the top 15 outfielders and the top five at all other positions.