American and National League All-Star Team managers Jim Leyland and Bruce Bochy, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, announced the candidates for the final roster spot on each team.
The voting period will end at 4 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, July 11.
Joaquin Benoit (DET) – #BackBenoit (A1)
Steve Delabar (TOR) – #RaiseTheBar (A2)
David Robertson (NYY) – #HighSocksForVotes (A3)
Tanner Scheppers (TEX) – #TakeTanner (A4)
Koji Uehara (BOS) – #HighFiveCiti (A5)
Ian Desmond (WSH) – #DesiIn13 (N1)
Freddie Freeman (ATL) – #Vote Freddie (N2)
Adrian Gonzalez (LAD) – #VoteTitan (N3)
Hunter Pence (SF) – #VotePence (N4)
Yasiel Puig (LAD) – #VotePuig (N5)
TWITTER VOTING RETURNS THURSDAY, JULY 11 ONLY
For the second consecutive year, the All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote will include a social balloting element as Twitter support from the 10 candidates’ fans over the last six hours of balloting will count toward their final vote totals. From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, July 11, any tweet that includes a designated player hashtag (noted above) will be tabulated as part of the official vote total used to determine the American League and National League winners. Fans will be able to follow @MLB on the popular social networking service for the latest standings updates over the course of the entire five-day voting period.
“Much like MLB.com, freecreditscore.com works to be where its members are,” said Renee Borsack, director of sponsorships and events with freecreditscore.com. “That’s why we are pleased to sponsor the All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote, which can be accessed in a variety of ways through a multi-platform digital media format making it easy for people to cast their votes for their favorite players.”
FREE MLB.TV TRIAL
Baseball fans have cast more than 350 million online votes for Final Vote candidates since the program’s inception in 2002. In recognition of this milepost, MLB.com is giving eligible voters a 14-day free trial of MLB.TV from July 12-26, 2013. Current MLB.TV subscribers will receive a discount to the MLB.com Shop. Fans will receive an e-mail notifying them of the instructions for redeeming their respective All-Star Final Vote offers.