WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper and Michael Bourn are headed to the All-Star game after all.
Harper and Bourn were added to the NL roster for Tuesday’s game in Kansas City after two players dropped out due to injuries. Both outfielders had lost to David Freese in online voting for one of the final spots.
The 19-year-old Harper, a budding star with the Washington Nationals, becomes the youngest position player in the history of the game and third youngest All-Star ever.
Bourn, Atlanta’s dynamic leadoff hitter, made the NL All-Star team for the second time. He entered Saturday’s game at Philadelphia with a .305 batting average, seven homers, 32 RBIs and 23 stolen bases.