How to vote Ian Kinsler onto the AL All-Star team.
MLB has announced that Ian Kinsler was beaten out by Dustin Pedroia in All-Star balloting for the starting second base nod (by roughly 73,000 votes), and was not chosen for a spot on the team by players and coaches, who instead selected Aaron Hill as the reserve second baseman.
Kinsler is, however, one of five players in contention for the final spot on the American League team, along with Carlos Pena, Adam Lind, Brandon Inge, and Chone Figgins.
That roster spot will be selected via fan balloting that is now underway and concludes this Thursday at 3:00 p.m. You can vote online (via texasrangers.com or mlb.com), or by mobile phone if you’re a Sprint, Nextel, or Boost subscriber. To vote for Kinsler by mobile phone, text A3 to 1122.