first_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone As the first part of the All-Star voting process heads into its final week, Angels infielder Tommy La Stella is almost certain to make it to the next stage, while Shohei Ohtani needs some help.In results released on Monday, La Stella had 1,020,912 votes, ahead of José Altuve 923,117. La Stella merely needs to be in the top three by the end of the “primary” voting on Friday at 1 p.m. PT in order to qualify for the 28-hour final vote starting June 26. Jonathan Schoop, who is in fourth, has 362,504 votes.Shohei Ohtani needs a boost if he is going to make it into the top three. Ohtani is fourth among AL DH candidates, with 362,947 votes. Nelson Cruz is in third with 506,211.“I’m not talking about this year but eventually I would like to participate (in the All-Star Game),” Ohtani said through his interpreter after Monday’s game. “But before I get selected I have to have the numbers and play well enough to get selected first. I don’t really check the voting stuff at this point.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Mike Trout, of course, is comfortably leading all AL outfielders, with 1,904,273 votes. Trout was passed by Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger (2,184,251) for the overall lead.The fans will pick the starters via the final vote next week, and the rest of the All-Star rosters will be filled out via the players’ vote and selections from the commissioner’s office.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter last_img read more