With less than a week remaining before polls close on July 3, Walker is also second to Utley in All-Star votes by a large margin. And that's precisely where his manager would like to see Walker during the All-Star Game, as Utley's second.
"It looks like Utley's a lock, and deservedly so," Clint Hurdle said. "After that, you're gonna need another [second baseman], and Neil should most definitely be [considered]."
Fans can continue to 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.
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