Corey Seager, Mark Trumbo agree to participate in the Home Run Derby
Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo have both accepted invitations to participate in the Home Run Derby, per reports from Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times and MASN’s Steve Melewski, respectively. The Derby will be held next Monday in San Diego at Petco Park as part of the 2016 All-Star Game festivities.
Seager made his major league debut in September last year, so this will be his first Home Run Derby. He’s hitting a cool .303/.363/.537 with 17 home runs and 41 RBI in 372 plate appearances.
This will be Trumbo’s second Derby appearance. His last came in 2012 when he was an Angel. He hit the third most home runs with 13. He lost out on reaching the finals after losing to Jose Bautista in a swing-off, 2-1.
Trumbo, who homered twice on Wednesday afternoon, leads the majors with 26 home runs and has 64 RBI and a .285/.334/.570 triple-slash line to go with it.