Chavez looking for voting push

Chavez looking for voting push

Heating up at just the right time, A's third baseman Eric Chavez is looking to make a push toward making the 2007 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which will be played on July 10 in San Francisco.

Chavez was hitting .324 in June heading into Tuesday's Interleague series against the Astros. He also had hit three home runs in the month, including a dramatic 11th-inning game-winner against Boston on June 4.

Chavez, fourth in the voting at third base, has also won six consecutive Gold Gloves and is currently third in the American League among third basemen with a .971 fielding percentage.

Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times with the Monster 2007 All-Star Online Ballot at MLB.com and all 30 club sites until Thursday, June 28 at 8:59 p.m. PT.

Fans will again be given the opportunity to cast an All-Star vote immediately following the 2007 MLB "All-Star Game Selection Show" presented by Chevrolet, which will be televised by Turner Sports on Sunday, July 1. Baseball fans around the world will be able select the final player on each All-Star team via the Monster.com 2007 All-Star Final Vote.

Selecting the rosters isn't the end of the fun in 2007, either. Concluding the All-Star balloting process, fans will have the opportunity to participate in the official voting for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player presented by Chevrolet at the All-Star Game via the Monster.com 2007 All-Star Game MVP Vote at MLB.com.

The All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports and televised around the world by Major League Baseball International. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB.com will offer extensive online coverage and MLB Radio will have exclusive play-by-play coverage of the game on the Internet.

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The A's have no other infielders in the top five for their respective positions and have nobody in the top 15 overall for the outfield.

Matt Smith is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.