6/24/2014 10:01 P.M. ET
Stanton slips on All-Star ballot despite gaudy stats
By Erik Bacharach / MLB.com
PHILADELPHIA -- Giancarlo Stanton may be the NL's leader in home runs and RBIs, but as of the latest All-Star voting update, he's not in line to be a starter in baseball's Midsummer Classic.
"We gotta work on that," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "There's no way this guy shouldn't be a starter in the All-Star Game."
Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez seized control of third place in the balloting for National League outfielders, and he leads Stanton by nearly 300,000 votes. The Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen continue to lead the pack.
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com -- online or on a mobile device -- using the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Experian until Thursday, July 3, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15, on FOX.
On top of his 20 homers and 58 RBIs -- not to mention a .306 batting average -- Stanton also stole his career-high seventh base in Monday night's win over the Phillies.
"I think as the season goes along, we see more things that he's capable of doing," Redmond said. "He's starting to steal more bases and he's aggressive reading balls in the dirt. And I think you're really seeing his confidence and comfort level as a player."
Stanton, who added two more doubles in Tuesday night's contest, believes another Marlins player deserves more recognition.
Casey McGehee leads the league with 69 singles and a .390 batting average with runners in scoring position. He's inside the top 10 with a .310 batting average and 47 RBIs, and McGehee's 10 game-winning RBIs are tied for second most in the NL. He is also currently riding a 15-game hitting streak.
But Miami's third baseman isn't even in the top five in the All-Star voting for third basemen.
"The fact that [McGehee's] not in the conversation is unbelievable," Stanton said.
Some of that can certainly be attributed to the fact that McGehee has only one home run in 290 at-bats this season. But Stanton doesn't think that should be the case.
"It's not about homers, it's about RBIs and average," Stanton said.
Hechavarria could be headed to DL with triceps strain
PHILADELPHIA -- Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who has been out since Saturday with right elbow soreness, returned to Miami on Tuesday to have an MRI. The exam revealed a right triceps strain.
Miami manager Mike Redmond called the injury a "day-to-day thing," but Hechavarria could be bound for a stint on the disabled list.
"We're going to try to give it a few days to see if it gets better and is able to play without putting him on the DL," Redmond said. "We thought he was getting better -- he was getting better, feeling better. [Monday] he tried to throw and still had some discomfort there. Now it's just a matter of seeing how he feels going forward."
Ed Lucas will continue to hold down the fort at shortstop in Hechavarria's absence.
Greensboro righty German picked for Futures Game
PHILADELPHIA -- Right-handed pitcher Domingo German will represent the Marlins' organization in the 2014 All-Star Futures Game. German is one of nine representatives from the Dominican Republic playing for the World Team, which features players from eight different countries and territories.
Through 15 starts at Class A Greensboro this season, German is 7-2 with a 2.28 ERA and 76 strikeouts compared to just 14 walks in 83 innings.
The 21-year-old mixes a 91-94 mph fastball, changeup and slider into his three-pitch repertoire. According to MLB.com's scouting report, German "might be a step or two behind the Marlins' arms that have been generating buzz at the upper levels of the Minors and in the big leagues, but he should be snapping at their heels soon."
The 16th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will take place at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 13, at Target Field in Minneapolis, and it can be seen live on MLB.com and MLB Network, and followed live on MLB.com's Gameday. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on MLB Network Radio XM 89 and Sirius channel 209. MLB.com will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game. Fans can stay updated by following @MLBFutures on Twitter and can send and receive tweets to and from the U.S. and World Team dugouts during the game by tagging tweets with the hashtags #USDugout and #WorldDugout.
• Miami entered Tuesday with 10 consecutive errorless games before Jarrod Saltalamacchia committed a throwing error in the first inning against the Phillies. The 10-game streak was a club record.
"We went through a little spell there where we weren't picking it up and throwing it consistently. But we've done a nice job [since]," Remond said. "We have to play good defense to keep ourselves in games, and we've been able to do that for a nice stretch, so hopefully we can keep it going."
Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.