Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki have announced three members of their respective teams for Monday night’s Home Run Derby at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Joining Bautista on the American League team are Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes, who was last year’s Derby winner, Baltimore’s Adam Jones and Brian Dozier of the host Twins.
Tulowitzki will have Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton, who entered Tuesday leading the National League in homers, the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig and Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier on his side.
“Bunch of guys with a lot of power,” Tulowitzki said. “More than that, I think they’re good guys, got to know them throughout the years.”
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• Cincinnati placed first baseman Joey Votto back on the 15-day disabled list with a nagging thigh injury that is expected to limit him for the rest of the season.
• Cleveland placed Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right knee. Masterson, the team’s opening day starter, is 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA.
• All-Star pitcher Yu Darvish was struck in the head by a ball during a throwing session in the outfield while the Texas Rangers took batting practice Tuesday. Darvish resumed throwing after a few minutes and should make his next start.