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Harper in HR Derby

Jul 8, 2013, 10:58 PM EDT

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PHILADELPHIA — Bryce Harper has accepted an invitation to compete in next week's Home Run Derby, adding another chip to his growing All-Star resume.

Harper was officially named this evening as one of the eight participants for Monday's derby in New York, accepting NL captain David Wright's invitation to compete. Harper and Wright will be joined on the NL squad by Rockies teammates Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer. The AL foursome features the Orioles' Chris Davis, the Yankees' Robinson Cano, the Tigers' Prince Fielder and one more slugger to be named.

Harper will participate in the derby on Monday, the first Nationals player ever selected for the home-run-hitting contest. He'll then start in the NL's outfield on Tuesday night, the youngest NL starter ever voted in by fans.

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  1. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jul 8, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    I think I am heading to NYM for Monday night!

  2. James Joyce - Jul 8, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    If he ends up with something like bursitis from this contest, I am going to lose my mind.

  3. Section 222 - Jul 8, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    I'm afraid you'd have to make the NL the underdog in this contest, no matter who the 4th AL participant is.

  4. That Old-School, Prestigious Way of Scooter - Jul 9, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    No kidding, 222. I'd take the AL and give the points.Or however you say that.

  5. natsfan1a - Jul 9, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Hope that doesn't happen, JJ.

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