Yankees’ Cano Picks Bautista, Fielder, Trumbo For HR Derby; Ortiz Declines
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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has asked Jose Bautista, Prince Fielder and Mark Trumbo to join him on the AL side for the All-Star home run derby.
Cano announced the invitations Monday, a day after rosters were announced for the All-Star game July 10 in Kansas City.
The 29-year-old said David Ortiz was on his original wish list, but the Red Sox slugger declined.
“He said he wanted to rest,” Cano said, according to the New York Daily News. “That’s okay. Trumbo, that guy hits the ball way out.”
He was also pondering teammate Curtis Granderson, who already has 23 home runs this year.
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“I was thinking about him, but he said he’s not a guy that hits home runs in BP,” said Cano. “Whatever is good for him.”
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp said Sunday he invited Carlos Beltran, Carlos Gonzalez and Giancarlo Stanton to join him on the NL side. Kemp is on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. He is unlikely to play in the game, but is the NL captain for the derby and wants to take part.
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