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How does MLB All-Star voting work? Schedule, rules and how to vote for Red Sox fans

This year’s MLB All-Star takes place on July 16th and it’s time to vote your favorite Boston Red Sox players into the action.

Kenley Jansen was Boston’s lone All-Star representative last year, but the Sox have a long list of worthy candidates for the American League roster. However, they will have to compete against many other notable players, and there will be many exciting races across the diamond.

The Red Sox’ record isn’t impressive compared to some of their AL counterparts, with several players in the race for starting positions, but there are a lot of Sox making noise this year. Rafael Devers, Connor Wong, Wilyer Abreu and Jarren Duran would all be good choices for their respective positions.

MLB All-Star voting takes place in two phases. Here’s how and when you can tune in to see some Red Sox in action on July 16 at Globe Life Field.

MLB fans can vote for their favorite players through an online ballot. Phase one of voting started on June 5 and will continue until the 27, and fans can vote up to five times per day. Voters can choose one of the eligible players on the ballot, or write in a player of their choice at a position, as long as they have played the position you want to write them in this season.

Phase

When can I vote?

When will the results be announced?

Phase one

June 5-27

June 27, 6:00 PM ET

Phase Two

June 30 – July 3

July 3, 7:00 PM ET

After phase one, MLB will limit its roster to the top two votes per position. Phase two starts on June 30 and runs until July 3. Fans are limited to just one vote per day, and MLB will announce the All-Star starters on July 3 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

Fan votes will determine the eight starting position players for MLB’s respective leagues. Unfortunately, there is no fan vote for pitchers, so Sox fans can’t get in on Tanner Houck or any of Boston’s other top pitchers.

Each league will have 32 roster spots, which will go to eight starting position players, 17 bench players, five starting pitchers and three relievers. Pitchers and position player reserves are chosen through a combination of player polls and decisions made by the commissioner’s office.

If you want to see the Red Sox represented at the All-Star Game, cast your vote now. Fan voting will soon end and your favorite Sox players will face off against some very valuable competition.