May 19, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians left fielder Michael Brantley (23) at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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By Joe Reedy
After not being ranked in voting a couple weeks ago, Michael Brantley is up to seventh among outfielders in fan balloting for starters for the All-Star Game.
Toronto's Jose Bautista leads outfielders with 2,135,223 votes followed by Los Angeles' Angels Mike Trout (1,945,170) votes, and Toronto's Melky Cabrera (1,096,784). They are followed by Baltimore's Adam Jones (820,336), the Yankees Jacoby Ellsbury (813,357) and Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes (799,123) and Brantley (720,961).
Brantley and Corey Kluber appear to be the Indians who deserve the most consideration to make the All-Star team, which would be the first appearance for either one. Fan balloting continues until July 3.