KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WTVA/AP) - Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn and 19-year-old Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper are going to the Major League Baseball All-Star game after all.
Bourn lost to David Freese in online voting for one of the final spots but is replacing Washington's Ian Desmond on the NL roster for Tuesday's game in Kansas City.
Desmond has been scratched from his first All-Star game because of an abdominal injury.
Harper is taking the place of Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who is injured as well. Stanton is out four to six weeks at least with a knee injury. He's scheduled for arthroscopic knee surgery on Sunday.
The addition of Harper brings the number of rookies in the All-Star Game up to five, breaking the single-year All-Star Game record of four set in 2001.
Harper becomes the youngest position player in the history of the All-Star Game and third youngest All-Star ever.
Bourn, Atlanta's dynamic leadoff hitter, makes the NL All-Star team for the second time. He entered Saturday's game at Philadelphia with a .305 batting average, seven home runs, 32 RBI and 23 stolen bases.