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.