ARLINGTON, Texas— With the 2017 MLB All-Star Game Final Vote counting down to just over 25 hours, the Rangers are encouraging fans to elect shortstop Elvis Andrus (#ElectElvis) to the American League All-Star Team.
Online fan balloting via the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote can be done on texasrangers.com, mlb.com, and mobile devices until Thursday, July 6, at 3:00 p.m. CDT.
Fans can vote for Andrus via text message up to 35 times per phone until the 3:00 p.m. (CDT) deadline on July 6. To vote for Andrus, text A1 to 89269. Message and data rates may apply.
The club will stage a Power Hour from 6:00-7:00 p.m. CT today to encourage voting for Andrus. In addition, the Rangers’ National League partner in the All-Star Final Vote, the Washington Nationals will be encouraging fans to vote for Andrus between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. CT while they are promoting their candidate, third baseman Anthony Rendon (#VoteRendon and Text to N3).
In addition, Rangers’ social messaging to #ElectElvis has been retweeted over the last 24 hours by the official accounts of the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Motor Speedway, Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, former Dallas Star and NHL Hall of Famer Mike Modano, and 2016 Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnast Madison Kocian.
The Rangers also have a ticket special for the Sunday, July 9 game with the Los Angeles Angels as well as a sweepstakes scheduled as part of the club’s Final Vote campaign for Andrus. Full details can be found at texasrangers.com/vote.
For the sixth consecutive year, the last day of the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote also will include social balloting, as Twitter support from the 10 candidates’ fans over the last six hours of balloting will count toward their final vote totals. From 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (CDT) on Thursday, July 6th, any tweet that includes the #ElectElvis hashtag will be tabulated as part of Andrus’ official vote total used to determine the American League winner.
As of 12 noon CT today, the complete 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote standings are:
- Mike Moustakas, KC – #VoteMoose(A5)
- Xander Bogaerts, BOS – #VoteX(A2)
- Didi Gregorius, NYY – #SirDidi4Sure(A3)
- Elvis Andrus, TEX – #ElectElvis(A1)
- Logan Morrison, TB – #GoLoMo(A4)
- Justin Turner, LAD – #VoteJT(N5)
- Kris Bryant, CHI – #VoteKB(N2)
- Anthony Rendon, WSH – #VoteRendon(N3)
- Mark Reynolds, COL – #BeLikeMark(N4)
- Justin Bour, MIA – #VoteBour(N1)
Andrus is batting .301 with 11 homers and 50 RBI in 82 games in 2017. He is among the A.L. leaders in stolen bases (2nd, 20), multi-hit games (T3rd, 30), hits (4th, 100), and average (12th). Andrus has been selected as a reserve on A.L. All-Star teams in 2010 and 2012.