Manny 7th in voting for NL outfielders
NEW YORK -- Manny Ramirez dropped one spot to seventh place in All-Star voting among NL outfielders with four days remaining in balloting for starters.
The Los Angeles Dodgers star will be playing in his final minor league tuneup game Monday night before returning from a 50-game drug suspension Friday.
He had 1,343,011 votes and trailed Philadelphia's Raul Ibanez (2,970,139), Milwaukee's Ryan Braun (2,654.061), the Mets' Carlos Beltran (2,085,028), the Cubs' Alfonso Soriano (1,916,598), Philadelphia's Shane Victorino (1,642,248) and Milwaukee's Mike Cameron (1,345,763). The top three outfielders are elected to start the July 14 game at St. Louis.
Others leading their positions in totals announced Monday were St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols (3,602,765), Philadelphia second baseman Chase Utley (3,510,082), Florida shortstop Hanley Ramirez (2,026,174), Mets third baseman David Wright (2,049,487) and St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina (1,846,629).
Balloting runs through Thursday, and starters and reserves for both leagues will be announced Sunday.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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