Trout’s snub is no big surprise. Last week, he said the home run derby was something he would like to do “later in his career.” He also said he would rather watch the event, a stance echoed by Cabrera on Sunday.
Cabrera, batting .255 with 15 RBI in his past 25 games, also said he doesn’t want to mess with his swing.
As of now, the only confirmed home run derby participants are captains Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki, and Giancarlo Stanton.
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