Two Phils on ballot seeking first All-Star trip

Two Phils on ballot seeking first All-Star trip

SAN DIEGO -- Eight Phillies landed on the All-Star ballot released on Thursday, including two who could make their first trip to the Midsummer Classic.

First baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Chase Utley, shortstop Jimmy Rollins, third baseman Placido Polanco, catcher Carlos Ruiz and outfielders John Mayberry Jr., Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino are the Phillies on the All-Star ballot.

Howard and Utley are on the ballot, though they're on the disabled list. Ruiz and Mayberry have never been All-Stars in their careers.

Online voting begins Friday. Fans can cast votes for starters up to 25 times at and all team sites until 11:59 p.m. ET on June 28.

The American League and National League All-Star teams will be revealed on July 1. The 83rd All-Star Game will take place July 10 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.