Cozart has shrinking but still sizable lead in All-Star voting

Reds infielders Eugenio Suarez, Zack Cozart, Joey Votto and Jose Peraza talk during a review during a game against the Cardinals on April 20, 2017, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff
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Reds infielders Eugenio Suarez, Zack Cozart, Joey Votto and Jose Peraza talk during a review during a game against the Cardinals on April 20, 2017, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

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Could become first Reds shortstop to start in 17 years

With fewer than four days remaining in voting for the All-Star Game, the Cincinnati Reds’ Zack Cozart leads National League shortstops with 1,915,806 votes.

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Cozart has been on the disabled list since June 19 with a strained right quad. His lead over Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager shrunk from 321,560 to 258,074 in the last week.

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Cozart is seeking to become a first-time All-Star, the first Red to start since Todd Frazier in 2015 and the first Reds shortstop to start since Barry Larkin in 2000.

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The Reds’ Joey Votto ranks fifth among first basemen (703,832). Adam Duvall ranks 10th among outfielders (664,379).

Voting ends at 11:59 Thursday. The rosters will be announced at 7 p.m. July 2 on ESPN.

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