Jeter leads roster of Yanks' All-Star hopefuls

Jeter leads roster of Yanks' All-Star hopefuls

Derek Jeter, a mainstay at the All-Star Game, is looking to appear in his sixth straight Midsummer Classic and his 12th overall, and the Yankees captain is hoping to have company from his teammates.

The Bombers' star-studded roster will again deserve serious consideration, as fans click through their American League options while voting on the All-Star ballot, which was released on Tuesday.

Among those hoping to return after playing in last year's contest, second baseman Robinson Cano is seeking his third All-Star selection, and third baseman Alex Rodriguez is trying to become a 14-time All-Star.

Outfielder Nick Swisher would also like to be awarded an All-Star start in the traditional way, after having made the roster for the first time last year via the American League Final Vote process.

Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and all 30 club sites, online or via your mobile device, using the 2011 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint until June 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Fans will also be able to vote at Yankee Stadium starting May 10.

Rosters will be announced during the 2011 All-Star Game Selection Show on TBS on July 3. Baseball fans around the world will then be able to select the final player on each team via the 2011 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint.

And the voting doesn't end there. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in the official voting for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet at the Midsummer Classic via the 2011 All-Star Game MVP Vote Sponsored by Sprint.

  The All-Star Game, to be played at Chase Field in Phoenix on July 12, will be televised nationally by FOX and around the world by Major League Baseball International. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio play-by-play, and MLB.com will offer extensive online coverage.

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is looking for his third selection, having last appeared in '09. Jorge Posada draws his first nod in the designated hitter slot after five previous appearances on All-Star rosters, most recently in '07.

Outfielders Curtis Granderson (one All-Star appearance, '09) and Brett Gardner (no previous All-Star selections) and catcher Russell Martin (twice an All-Star while with the Dodgers, '07 and '08) round out the Bombers' roster of candidates for the 82nd All-Star Game.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.