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Josh Donaldson and Justin Morneau added to Home Run Derby

Jul 10, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT


The field for next week’s Home Run Derby is officially in place.

MLB just announced that Josh Donaldson of the Athletics has been added to the American League squad. Meanwhile, Justin Morneau of the Rockies has been named as the final participant for the National League.

Toronto’s Jose Bautista is the captain for the American League and will also be joined by Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, and Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes. Morneau’s teammate, Troy Tulowitzki, is the captain for the National League and also has Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, and Reds third baseman Todd Frazier on his side. Cespedes won the whole thing last year.

The 2014 Home Run Derby will take place next Monday night (8 p.m. ET) at Target Field, the site of this year’s All-Star Game. The hometown crowd will rooting for Dozier, but Morneau figures to get a lot of support in his return to Minnesota.

  1. ckowens28 - Jul 10, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    George Springer smh

    • jeffa43 - Jul 10, 2014 at 11:31 PM

      Mlb missed opportunity… Rediculous … Opposing announcers say the last bp show that was this good was Big Mac ..
      The stadium stops to watch the Splendid Springer take bp..

      Honestly … You could just go home, and skip the game after watching him take bp.. You will be fully satisfied, and a little dumbfounded .

  2. strictlythedanks - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    I like it. Now there’s two twins to pull for, Dozier and Mourneau.

    • schrutebeetfarms - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:20 PM

      And here’s why Mourneau was added. So the hometown rubes will show up like sheep.

      • strictlythedanks - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:53 PM

        hey twins fans need something to cheer for there days, have you seen the teams theyve trotted out the last 3 years

  3. hojo20 - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Oh boy, a 4 hour home run derby.

  4. miguelcairo - Jul 11, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    I can’t wait to see Giancarlo hit a ball 500 friggin feet.

    • nbjays - Jul 11, 2014 at 8:07 AM

      Again and again and again…

      If we are lucky, he’ll give Chris Berman laryngitis from saying “Back… back.. back” too many times.

  5. rg3zacharm - Jul 11, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Stanton is the only power hitter in this thing. Boring!

    • kopy - Jul 11, 2014 at 9:44 AM

      Justin Morneau has won one of these before. They did call him “Jason” at the time, so I can understand the confusion.

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