Delmon still in 5th
By: Kelly Thesier/MLB.com
TORONTO — Delmon Young may be driving in runs with regularity for the Twins over the past month and a half, but the Twins outfielder still needs fans to come out in droves thi sweek if he’s going to have a chance to win this year’s All-Star Final Vote on MLB.com.
In the results for the American League released on Tuesday, Young sat in fifth place for a second straight day. He currently trails Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, who passed Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher for the lead. Rangers third baseman Michael Young sits third while White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is fourth.
Reds first baseman Joey Votto currently holds the lead in the National League All-Star Final Vote.
The Twins have launched a “Drive in Delmon” campaign to urge fans to vote for Young. It’s had to be a primarily internet-based push since the Twins are currently in Toronto.
Voting for the Final Vote runs through 3 p.m. CT on Thursday.