Carlos Beltran's career took him to New York City in 2005, the first of seven seasons he'd play as a Met. Now, he's looking for voters to send him back to the Big Apple. Beltran highlights the eight Cardinals who dot this year's All-Star Game ballot, which Major League Baseball revealed on Wednesday. Voting for the 2013 Midsummer Classic begins immediately and will continue until Thursday, July 4, at 10:59 p.m. CT. Last summer, Beltran was named an All-Star for the seventh time in his career. Four of those All-Star invites came when he was with the Mets, who are hosting the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16. Beltran is one of three Cardinal players to carry the credentials of being selected as an All-Star multiple times. Matt Holliday has been named to six All-Star teams. Yadier Molina has been selected for each of the last four, though he didn't participate in the 2012 festivities due to a family situation. The Cardinals had six players -- Beltran, Holliday, Molina, David Freese, Lance Lynn and Rafael Furcal -- chosen as All-Stars last season. Beltran and Rafael Furcal were voted as starters through the in-stadium and online balloting process. Fans will again have the opportunity to cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- online or via your mobile device -- using the 2013 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot. Fans may submit 25 online ballots during the voting period, but can also earn a one-time bonus of 10 additional online ballots. To access these additional online ballots, you must be logged into your MLB.com account when you submit any online ballot. If you do not have an MLB.com account, visit www.mlb.com and register in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free MLB.com account. Fans can also once again participate in the Home Run Derby Fan Poll. Fans will have the opportunity to select three players in each league whom they would most like to see participate in the Home Run Derby. The 2013 Home Run Derby -- part of Gatorade All-Star Workout Day -- will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio in the United States beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, July 15.
Beltran leads Cardinals hopefuls on All-Star ballot
MLB.com | Apr 24