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MLB All-Star Voting: Adrian Gonzalez, David Ortiz Hold Strong Leads

With the Major League Baseball All-Star Game just a few weeks away, the American League and National League teams are beginning to shape.  

For the American League team, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and designated hitter David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox hold strong leads at their respective positions. Gonzalez has received 4,014,722 votes, a decisive lead over Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira. Ortiz, meanwhile, has received 4,237,014 votes, nearly two million more votes than second place Michael Young of the Texas Rangers.

Jacoby Ellsbury meanwhile has narrowed his gap between Josh Hamilton for the third starting outfield spot. Hamilton now holds a mere 121,325 vote lead over Ellsbury with just a day to go in the All Star voting.

Check out the leaders at each position for the AL and NL All Star teams as of Wednesday after the jump.

American League

Catcher 

  1. Russell Martin, Yankees: 2,779,592
  2. Alex Avila, Tigers: 2,345,065
First Baseman 
  1. Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox: 4,014,722
  2. Mark Teixeira, Yankees: 3,077,242
Second Baseman
  1. Robinson Cano, Yankees: 4,724,816
  2. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: 2,979,181
Third Baseman
  1. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees: 3,735,406
  2. Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 2,935,373
Shortstop
  1. Derek Jeter, Yankees: 3,392,128
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians: 2,885,778
Designated Hitter
  1. David Ortiz, Red Sox: 4,237,014
  2. Michael Young, Rangers: 2,235,504
Outfield
  1. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays: 5,263,840
  2. Curtis Granderson, Yankees: 4,582,419
  3. Josh Hamilton, Rangers: 3,173,000
  4. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox: 3,051,675
  5. Carl Crawford, Red Sox: 2,294,337

National League

Catcher

  1. Brian McCann, Braves: 3,062,884
  2. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 2,271,887
First Baseman
  1. Albert Pujols, Cardinals: 3,358,432 (injured)
  2. Prince Fielder, Brewers: 2,903,584
  3. Joey Votto, Reds: 2,832,857
Second Baseman
  1. Rickie Weeks, Brewers: 2,869,583
  2. Brandon Phillips, Reds: 2,791,186
Third Baseman
  1. Placido Polanco, Phillies: 3,261,718
  2. Chipper Jones, Braves: 2,040,594
Shortstop
  1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 2,955,609
  2. Jose Reyes, Mets: 2,710,777
Outfield
  1. Ryan Braun, Brewers: 3,932,100
  2. Lance Berkman, Cardinals: 3,208,183
  3. Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 2,935,965
  4. Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 2,743,927
  5. Andre Ethier, Dodgers: 2,264,640