Josh Donaldson, who finished fourth in the American League Most Valuable Player voting last season, wasn’t deemed All-Star worthy despite having 16 home runs and a .310 batting average at the break in 2013. The Oakland Athletics third baseman, who leads the American League with nine doubles already this season, headlines nine A’s on this year’s All-Star ballot.
None of the A’s on the ballot have appeared in an All-Star Game, although Yoenis Cespedes won last year’s Home Run Derby at Citi Field in New York.
Besides Donaldson and Cespedes, the other A’s on the ballot include catcher Derek Norris, first baseman Daric Barton, second baseman Eric Sogard, shortstop Jed Lowrie, center fielder Coco Crisp, right fielder Josh Reddick and designated hitter Brandon Moss.
Voting is available online until 8:59 p.m. on July 3 and voting will be available at O.co Coliseum from May 6-June 20.
Teams will be unveiled the weekend of July 5-6, with the All-Star Game scheduled for July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.