Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Todd Frazier to participate in Home Run Derby

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For the first time since 2000, the Cincinnati Reds will have a player participating in the Home Run Derby during All-Star Week in Minnesota.

On Tuesday, the field was announced and Reds third basemen Todd Frazier was among the four players selected to represent the National League team.

Frazier will become the first Reds slugger since Ken Griffey Jr. to compete in the event and only the fifth player all-time. The previous Reds were Eric Davis in 1989, Chris Sabo in 1991, and Reggie Sanders in 1995. 

Frazier has already invited his brother, Charlie, to be his pitcher for the event.

The 28-year-old currently leads the team in home runs with 17 and is tied for fifth in the National League. Fellow Home Run Derby participant Giancarlo Stanton leads the league with 21.

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