All-Star support pours in for injured Trout

All-Star support pours in for injured Trout

ANAHEIM -- Injured Angels star Mike Trout continues to be buoyed by fan support in the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, collecting the second-most votes among American League outfielders in the latest ballot update released Tuesday.

With 1,582,782 votes, Trout trails only Yankees rookie Aaron Judge (1,893,260), who leads the Majors with 22 home runs. Before landing on the disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his thumb, Trout posted a 1.203 OPS, 16 home runs, 36 RBIs and 10 stolen bases in 47 games.

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Trout underwent left thumb surgery on May 31 and is expected to miss six to eight weeks, jeopardizing his availability for the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, which is slated for July 11 at Marlins Park. No other Angel currently ranks inside the top five at any position on the ballot.

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, June 29, at 8:59 p.m. PT. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB.com At Bat and MLB.com Ballpark mobile apps. Vote up to five times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of the 2017 All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. Then on Tuesday, July 11, while watching the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 88th Midsummer Classic, at Marlins Park in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM will have comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.

Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.