The Yankees were shut out in the fan voting for the All-Star Game in results that were announced Sunday night.
Unless a Yankees pitcher starts the July 14 game for the American League (unlikely) or a Yankee is named to start as an injury replacement (possible), it will be the first Midsummer Classic without a Yankee in the starting lineup since 1999 and only the second time since 1992.
Dellin Betances is likely to be named to the team when pitchers and reserves are announced Monday night. Yankees manager Joe Girardi has been stumping for Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Brian McCann and Brett Gardner to be selected as reserves.
"Any time you get to participate in that game, it's special," said McCann, a seven-time All-Star with the Braves. "But we've got a lot of guys in this clubhouse that are deserving to go. We'll see how it goes."
Injured Jacoby Ellsbury got the most votes of any Yankee (3,069,236). He finished 10th among outfielders.
McCann finished fourth among catchers with more than 2.3 million votes. Rodriguez was fifth in the designated hitter category, also with more than 2.3 million votes.
Andrew Miller, out since June 11 with a forearm strain, will pitch an inning Monday night for Triple-A Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre in his first rehab appearance. Since the Yankees closer does not have to be built up much, Girardi said he could be back as soon as Wednesday. "[We'll] just see how he feels," Girardi said. "The thing is, we don't have to build him up. We have him throwing up to 25 pitches . . . If he feels good, we've got to make a decision." . . . Ellsbury (knee) went 1-for-4 and played seven innings in centerfield for Class A Tampa in his latest rehab game.