Jun 2, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) follows through on a two-run home run in the fourth inning as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Drew Butera (31) watches at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

GIF: Jose Abreu battling for All-Star starting spot

In the most recent release of voting numbers for the MLB All-Star game, Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is second place overall on the AL voting for first baseman.

Abreu has missed some time this season with an ankle injury, but the rookie has proven that he’s one of the top contenders to start in the Mid-Summer Classic.

The rookie first baseman currently (as of June 3) has 17 home runs and 47 RBIs this season as he has homered twice in the two games he’s returned in since being on the disabled list.

Those two home runs came off Los Angeles Dodger pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Dan Haren. In his two games back this week, Abreu has five RBIs, as both of his him runs were two-run homers.

Here is a GIF of the home run against Kershaw:

Abreu_s_two-run_shot

In an whitesox.com article, it says of the voting:

“The rookie slugger made a strong push in the last week up to the No. 2 spot among American League first basemen vying for the starting job in the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field. Abreu, now with 602,628 votes, trails just Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera (962,138).”

Voting for the All-Star game will be until Tuesday, July 3 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

This season Abreu is batting .265 in 46 games (181 at-bats). He has 48 hits entering Wednesday night’s game against the Dodgers with 11 doubles and one triple. He has walked 10 times and has tallied an on-base percentage of .315.

Now White Sox fans need to get online or at the ball park and vote for Abreu.

Fans can vote by clicking here.

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