In the first update released, the A's were nowhere to be seen for American League All-Stars as fans choose the starters for the Midsummer Classic.
A's starting pitcher Sonny Gray and catcher Stephen Vogt were both named to the game for the AL squad last year. Both were named to the team as reserves.
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez leads the American League in fan balloting for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, it was announced earlier Tuesday on MLB Network. The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, which is available exclusively online via MLB.com, Club sites and mobile devices, will be accessible until the voting period ends on Thursday, June 30th at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The first National League voting update will be announced tomorrow afternoon.
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Perez, who was the fan-elected starting catcher for the AL at the 2015 Midsummer Classic, has received 1,094,942 votes thus far. The 26-year-old native of Venezuela is aiming to become the first AL backstop to win consecutive fan elections since Minnesota's Joe Mauer (2008-10). Hall of Famer George Brett is the only player in Royals history to win multiple fan elections (11). Perez, who is batting .277 on the season, leads AL catchers with 46 hits and 11 doubles, and he is tied for first with seven home runs and 25 RBI. In addition, he leads all Major League catchers with 20 extra-base hits. Perez hit safely in 12 consecutive games from May 13th-27th, batting .417 during the streak, which was the second-longest of his career. Behind the plate, Salvador has thrown out 50.0 percent of runners trying to steal (12-for-24), which is the highest caught stealing percentage in the Majors (minimum 10 attempts). Perez has helped the Royals to a 28-22 start, good for a 1.5-game lead in the AL Central.
The remaining AL leaders include: first baseman Eric Hosmer of the Royals (871,222); second baseman Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros (624,218); third baseman Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles (630,028); shortstop Xander Bogaerts of the Boston Red Sox (598,847); designated hitter David Ortiz of the Red Sox (963,076); and outfielders Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels (934,137), Lorenzo Cain of the Royals (647,339) and Mark Trumbo of the Orioles (641,594).
Royals catcher Salvador Perez leads the AL in fan balloting for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard. pic.twitter.com/lpjHfWsvfH— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) May 31, 2016
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