Ortiz leading All-Star voting at DH
Ortiz has 1,204,904 votes as DH, ahead of Michael Young of the Rangers with 1,049,170.
The only other Sox player in the top 5 at his position is second baseman Dustin Pedroia, whose 699,422 votes are less than half of those of leader Ian Kinsler of Texas (1,447,171). Robinson Cano (1,164,448) of the Yankees is second.
Jacoby Ellsbury, who has been on the DL almost all season, ranks 14th among outfielders with 346,774 votes.
ABOUT THIS BLOG
Gordon Edes, who joined ESPNBoston.com in Nov. 2009, has covered MLB for more than 25 years. He spent 12 years covering the Sox for the Globe. Ask a question for his next mailbag. Follow him on Twitter here.
Joe McDonald, a native Rhode Islander, joined ESPNBoston.com as a Bruins and Red Sox reporter in February 2010. He worked at the Providence Journal for 18 years and covered the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, PawSox and Providence Bruins. He's a three-time winner of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association's state Sportswriter of the Year for Rhode Island. Follow him on Twitter here.
Mike Andrews is designer and developer of SoxProspects.com and a special contributor to ESPNBoston.com. He writes a weekly column on Red Sox prospects.