Domonic Brown not chosen for Home Run Derby

Domonic Brown not chosen for Home Run Derby

July 8, 2013, 7:45 pm
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When asked if selected, would he participate in this year's Home Run Derby, Domonic Brown replied: "Yeah, for sure."

However, the Home Run Derby field was announced on Monday and Domonic Brown was not chosen.

"It can screw up a swing if you go about it the wrong way, if you're just trying to turn and burn," Brown said before Monday's Phillies-Nationals game when asked if the Home Run Derby can have a negative impact on a player's swing. "But I think if you go about it the right way, you'll be fine."

Each league is represented with a captain who selects three participants for his respective team. Mets third baseman David Wright is the National League captain and he chose Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and Rockies outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer.

Brown entered Monday second in the NL in home runs with 23, trailing only Gonzalez (24).

Bryce Harper came into Monday with 13 home runs in 51 games, and Cuddyer with 15 in 69 games.

For the American League, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder join AL captain Robinson Cano. The Yankees' second baseman has yet to select the team's fourth participant.

The Derby takes place on Monday, July 15, at 8 p.m.