Braun may make All-Star Game as fill-in

Brewers outfielder fifth in Final Vote balloting, but could replace Cubs' Fowler

Braun may make All-Star Game as fill-in

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun finished fifth in the National League fan balloting in the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote.

San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt edged out Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte to earn the final spot on the National League All-Star team.

Colorado shortstop Trevor Story finished third, while Arizona third baseman Jake Lamb was fourth.

Braun, who was hitting .318 with 13 home runs and 44 RBIs after Friday's 4-3 win over the Cardinals, still has a chance to make his seventh All-Star team.

Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler is working his way back from a right hamstring strain and began a rehab assignment Friday. It is unclear if Fowler will play in the All-Star Game on Tuesday in San Diego. Marte and Braun would likely be the leading candidates to replace Fowler if he were unable to play.

Andrew Gruman is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.