Although he hasn’t been added to the National League Roster for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game, Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Max Muncy will make a Midsummer Classic appearance for the Home Run Derby, which will take place Monday, July 16, the day before the All-Star Game.
Muncy leads the Dodgers in home runs with 21 and leads the league in home runs per at-bat (9.81). Muncy joins an esteemed list of Dodgers who have appeared in the Derby: Steve Garvey (1985), Hall of Famer Mike Piazza (1993-94), Raul Mondesi (1995), Hee-Seop Choi (2005), Matt Kemp (2011-12), Yasiel Puig (2014), Joc Pederson (2015), Corey Seager (2016) and Cody Bellinger (2017). And with Muncy in the Derby it’s the fifth straight year a Dodger will be taking swings for the Home Run Derby trophy.
Joining Muncy for the Derby will be outfielder Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals, Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves, Jesús Aguilar of the Milwaukee Brewers, Javier Báez and Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Rhys Hoskins.
The 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby will be held at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, and broadcast live by ESPN and MLB.com beginning at 8:00 p.m. (ET)/5:00 p.m. (PT) as well as ESPN Deportes and the ESPN App. ESPN2 will simulcast the event in Spanish via ESPN Deportes’ live coverage. The Derby will also air on ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio. For more information, visit www.allstargame.com.
Besides Muncy in the Home Run Derby, the Dodgers will be represented by Outfielder Matt Kemp, starting pitcher Ross Stripling, relief pitcher/closer Kenley Jansen and manager Dave Roberts.
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