– The Associated Press

DETROIT – Paul Konerko has been chosen to replace the injured Justin Morneau on the AL All-Star team.

Morneau will miss the game Tuesday night in Anaheim, Calif., because of a concussion. The Twins’ slugging first baseman withdrew Saturday, following a doctor’s advice, and will return to Minnesota to rest during the break.

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi, the American League skipper, selected Konerko over Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, who was edged out by the Yankees’ Nick Swisher for the final AL roster spot in fan voting on Thursday. Konerko finished third.

The White Sox slugger was batting .299 with 20 home runs and 62 RBI entering Saturday’s action. Youkilis is hitting .293 with 18 homers and 57 RBI.

It would have been Youkilis’ third straight All-Star appearance. Konerko will be going to the game for the fourth time in his career.

Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera will likely take Morneau’s place in the starting lineup.

n New York’s Swisher and Chris Young of the Arizona Diamondbacks will swing away in the All-Star home run derby.

Major League Baseball announced Saturday that Swisher and Young will take part in the slugging exhibition at Angel Stadium.

Swisher has hit 14 home runs and Young has 15 this season. Both are first-time All-Stars.

Swisher will join Miguel Cabrera, David Ortiz and Vernon Wells on the AL side in Monday’s event. Young will be with Matt Holliday, Corey Hart and Hanley Ramirez for the NL.

PADRES: San Diego’s surprising run to the top of the NL West with a 50-35 record means slugger Adrian Gonzalez isn’t likely to be traded anywhere.

The way most people envisioned this season playing out, the Padres would be so far back by July 31 that they’d deal the three-time All-Star, perhaps to the Red Sox, for multiple prospects. Last year, they shipped out Jake Peavy, the 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner, at the deadline.

“I think it’s a moot point at this stage,” Padres co-owner Jeff Moorad said. “Might it revive itself at some point in the future? Of course. But if this team continues to play as it has, that’s the last thing on our mind.

“As the players correctly assessed in the spring, that was their position — ‘We play well, this is going to be moot,’” Moorad said.

Gonzalez was the only Padres player named to the NL All-Star roster this season. There wasn’t one representative from a pitching staff that leads the majors with a 3.11 ERA. Closer Heath Bell was added later to replace injured Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo.