For the third consecutive season, the Orioles have a participant in the Home Run Derby. Manny Machado, who hit his 19th home run in Wednesday’s loss to Minnesota, will be in Monday’s revamped contest in Cincinnati.
Machado will face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson.
The winner of the Machado-Pederson contest will face either the Angels’ Albert Pujols or Chicago’s Kris Bryant.
Other participants are Toronto’s Josh Donaldson, Bryant’s Cub teammate, Anthony Rizzo, Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier and Texas’ Prince Fielder.
Fielder won the contest in 2009 and 2012.
Machado was seeded fifth based on the number of home runs he hit through Tuesday’s game. Pederson is a fourth seed.
Adam Jones was in last year’s Home Run Derby in Minneapolis. Chris Davis participated in 2013 at New York’s Citi Field.
The Orioles have had two winners, Cal Ripken in 1991 and Miguel Tejada in 2004.