Michael Morse finished fourth among the five candidates for the final spot on the National League's All-Star roster.
The Nationals first baseman came in behind winner Shane Victorino of the Phillies, runner-up Andre Ethier of the Dodgers and Todd Helton of the Rockies. Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy finished last in the online vote, which began Sunday afternoon and concluded at 4 p.m. today.
White Sox DH Paul Konerko won the American League vote.
It's still possible Morse could be named as an All-Star replacement if other players withdraw due to injury. Victorino has a sprained thumb and may not be ready to return in time, though NL manager Bruce Bochy would probably pick Ethier as the replacement since he finished second in the fan vote.
There are other potential injury scratches, though, including outfielder Ryan Braun and shortstop Jose Reyes (who was placed on the DL today).
Members of the Nationals roster know who they want to take Reyes' spot: Danny Espinosa, who leads all major-league rookies with 16 homers and 50 RBI. No other second baseman in the big leagues has hit more homers.
"Sixteen and 50, for a second baseman," teammate Jerry Hairston emphatically said in the Nationals clubhouse this afternoon. "That's an All-Star."