Yankees Robinson Cano To Captain Home Run Derby Team

Robinson Cano

The Yankees’ Robinson Cano captured the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby on July 11, 2001, in Phoenix, Ariz., putting on an electrifying display before coming from behind to beat Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez in the finals. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

New York (WFAN) – Yankees’ second baseman Robinson Cano looks to defend his Home Run Derby title in Kansas City as the American League team’s captain, according to MLB.com.

Cano set a new final round record with 12 home runs last season.

The 2012 Home Run Derby will take place July 9 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

Cano, who joined Ryne Sandberg (1990) as the only other second baseman to win the competition, has eight home runs this season.

The Dodgers’ Matt Kemp will captain of the National League squad.