All-Star rosters set for Saturday reveal on FOX
Fans will still have a chance through Thursday to select 'Final Vote' winners
All the votes have been cast for the 2013 All-Star Game's starting spots, and the baseball world now awaits Saturday evening's announcement of the final tallies.
Voting concluded at 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday for the eight position players in each league, as well as the American League's designated hitter. The winners will represent the two leagues in the All-Star Game at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16.
As of the most recent voting updates announced earlier this week, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was the National League's leading vote-getter with 5,093,645. Meanwhile, Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera led all of Major League Baseball with 5,844,165 votes.
The tightest races in each league appear to be for the final outfield spot. In an AL East showdown, Toronto's Jose Bautista led Baltimore's Nick Markakis by fewer than 150,000 votes, with Mike Trout and Adam Jones leading the pack among AL outfielders.
The race for the NL's final two starting outfield spots was even tighter, as Carlos Gonzalez, Justin Upton and Bryce Harper were separated by a total of 26,213 votes. As of Monday, Harper was the odd man out.
The wait for the news of the NL's starting second base spot is also sure to be tense, as the Reds' Brandon Phillips hopes to hold off late charges from the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter and the Giants' Marco Scutaro.
From Saturday until Thursday, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by freecreditscore.com for the final player for each League's All-Star roster.
And the voting doesn't end there. The final phase of All-Star Game voting will again have fans participating in the official voting for the Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet. During the Midsummer Classic, fans will vote exclusively online at MLB.com via the 2013 All-Star Game MLB.com MVP Vote, and their voice will represent 20 percent of the official vote determining the recipient of the Arch Ward Trophy.
Come to MLB.com for extensive online coverage of the All-Star Week festivities. The 84th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network and SiriusXM also will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.