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Hamilton not asked to join Home Run Derby

Hamilton not asked to join Home Run Derby

Hamilton not asked to join Home Run Derby
ARLINGTON -- Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was not invited by American League captain David Ortiz, of the Red Sox, to participate in the Home Run Derby on Monday.

Hamilton was reluctant to do the Home Run Derby but said Sunday he would reconsider because it is now both a team and an individual event. But Ortiz chose the Yankees' Robinson Cano, Red Sox teammate Adrian Gonzalez and Blue Jays' Jose Bautista.

Hamilton set a record in 2008 when he hit 28 home runs in the opening round of the Derby, and while he did not win, he finished with 35 blasts. "I will watch some of it," Hamilton said. "I won't sit through the whole thing because I don't have a teammate in there."

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