Shortly thereafter, Major League Baseball released an updated round of balloting results with Gomez ranked third among National League outfielders. The top three vote-getters form the starting outfield.
"I just continue to do my job, and if I'm going to start or make it to the All-Star [Game], my job is going to take me there," Gomez said. "It's not like I've been thinking or expect. Just keep doing my job, and if I do the right job, I'm going to be there."
Gomez was a first-time All-Star last season. This year's game is in Minneapolis, where Gomez played two seasons with the Twins.
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- 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.
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Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. Caitlin Swieca is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.