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No Angels in the outfield -- or anywhere else

June 30, 2009 |  1:01 pm

Hunter_240 The latest fan voting for the American League All-Star team was announced today, and the only Angel in contention for a starting spot is outfielder Torii Hunter.

Hunter is fourth in the balloting, and is closer to falling to fifth than he is of cracking the starting lineup by moving into third. Hunter has 1,490,800 votes, less than 50,000 in front of Carl Crawford of the Tampa Bay Rays.

If voting ended today, the starters would be Jason Bay of the Boston Red Sox (2,609,913), Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners (1,802,826) and Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers (1,635,781).

The leaders by position are: catcher, Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins; first base, Kevin Youkilis of the Red Sox; second base, Ian Kinsler of the Rangers; shortstop, Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees; third base, Evan Longoria of the Rays.

The closest voting is at second base between Kinsler (2,170,100) and Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox (2,163,270).

-- Mike Hiserman

1. Jason Bay, Red Sox, 2,609,913.

2. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners, 1,802,826.

3. Josh Hamilton, Rangers, 1,635,781.

4. Torii Hunter, Angels, 1,490,800.

5. Carl Crawford, Rays, 1,442,175.

Photo: Torii Hunter. Photo credit: Gary A. Vasquez / US Presswire