Jordan Westburg will be an All-Star after all.

Despite being a finalist in fan voting, Westburg did not get selected as a reserve via the player ballot or a commissioner pick. He said he was disappointed by the decision, but that it was special to be in the conversation.

Well, he’s no longer just in the conversation. On Tuesday, he finally got his recognition, being named to the American League team as a replacement for Boston’s Rafael Devers, who is skipping the game due to lingering shoulder soreness.

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Westburg found out prior to the Orioles’ game on Tuesday, rushing to call his family before first pitch. He said he was still a nervous wreck when the game started, but his solo home run in the second inning calmed him down a bit.

“I don’t know if I could put it into words,” Westburg said. “It’s just really cool to be able to call my wife and call my parents and hear the excitement in their voice. My heart was pumping. I was shaking. I kind of blacked out there for a second.”

The Orioles, who were a bit shocked to initially have only three All-Stars, will now have four, the same number as a year ago. Westburg will join Adley Rutschman, Gunnar Henderson and Corbin Burnes as the team’s representatives at the Midsummer Classic, with the possibility of more being added in the week leading up to the festivities.

Anthony Santander and Ryan Mountcastle were also finalists in the fan vote, and Craig Kimbrel was not selected, despite having better numbers than some of the relievers who were picked.

“It’s awesome,” Westburg said of getting to share this moment with his teammates. “I’m certainly going to be leaning on Adley since he was there last year. I’m happy for those guys, I’m hoping that we get more guys that deserve to be there in the next few days as replacements. That’d be really cool to have a big group of us there because everyone has worked their tail off all year. Just to represent the organization up there with so many guys would be special.”

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This will be Westburg’s first trip to the All-Star Game, and it just so happens to be in his home state. Westburg is from New Braunfels, Texas, about four hours from Arlington. He expects to have at least five family members and friends there cheering him on, but is still trying to coordinate the last-minute plans.

Westburg has been one of the Orioles’ steadiest players since his debut just over a year ago, becoming a near-daily fixture at second or third base. Following Tuesday’s 9-2 loss, he’s hitting .281 with 15 home runs. His attributes go beyond his stat lines — his managers and teammates speak highly of his baseball IQ and the way he handles himself, despite being in his first full major league season.

“He does everything right,” manager Brandon Hyde said. “He literally does everything right, the way he prepares, the way he plays. ... He’s just very, very professional and a really, really good player. I’m so fortunate to have the opportunity to manage him.”

Westburg said he has always dreamed of making it to the All-Star Game, but during the season it wasn’t really on his mind as he focused on bigger tasks. Next week, as the rest of the sport pauses to admire the best of the best, Westburg will be right there among them.

“I try to keep myself pretty grounded on a daily basis and just focus on what is in front of me and where my feet are,” he said. “It’s just an added blessing.”