Ethier continues to rack up All-Star votes

Ethier continues to rack up All-Star votes

LOS ANGELES -- Despite missing 15 games with a broken finger, Andre Ethier of the Dodgers is making a run at being the leading vote-getter among outfielders for the National League team in the 2010 All-Star Game, which will be played on July 13 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.

In the latest vote totals, the Dodgers right fielder, who came off the disabled list last week, is a close third place in voting behind Milwaukee's Ryan Braun and Atlanta rookie Jason Heyward. It would be Ethier's first All-Star appearance if he can hold that spot.

In-stadium voting ends at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, but fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and all 30 club sites using the 2010 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint until July 1 at 8:59 p.m. PT. Sprint subscribers can now vote on the go with select Sprint devices. They can learn more about how to vote on their smart phones at MLB.com/Sprint.

Starting rosters will be announced during the 2010 All-Star Game Selection Show on TBS on July 4. Baseball fans around the world will then be able to select the final player on each team via the 2010 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint.

And the voting doesn't end there. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in the official voting for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet at the Midsummer Classic via the 2010 All-Star Game MVP Vote Sponsored by Sprint.

The All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX and around the world by Major League Baseball International. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio play-by-play, while MLB.com will offer extensive online coverage.

Ethier is the only Dodgers player currently in serious contention for a starting spot. Fellow Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp is seventh and Manny Ramirez is ninth at the position.

Other Dodgers in the running for All-Star spots are Rafael Furcal (fourth at shortstop) and Russell Martin (fifth at catcher).

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.