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Thornton Only Sox All-Star ... For Now; You Can Vote For Konerko

White Sox setup man (and temporary closer) Matt Thornton was the only player from his team selected to the All-Star game.

However, Paul Konerko, who is tied for second in the league in home runs and seventh in RBIs and slugging percentage, is on the “Final Vote” ballot; one player will be selected by Internet voting to join the team. The other players on the AL ballot are Nick Swisher, Kevin Youkilis, Delmon Young and Michael Young. Cast your vote here; voting continues through 3 p.m. CDT on Thursday.

Also, if you are a Sprint, Nextel or Boost customer, you can cast your vote by your mobile phone:

To receive the 2010 All-Star Game Final Vote sponsored by Sprint mobile ballot, text the word “VOTE” to 1122. To vote for a specific player, simply text message your choice to 1122. EXAMPLE: Text “A3” to vote for AL Player 3 or “N3” to vote for NL Player 3. Messaging and data rates may apply. Mobile voting in Canada is open to all carriers; fans should text their choices to 88555. Standard rates may apply.

In this election, voting early and often is legal. Get out and vote! Konerko deserves an All-Star nod.