Twins second baseman Dozier selected to take part in Home Run Derby
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Brian Dozier didn't make the American League All-Star team but he wasn't completely shut out from the events at Target Field.
The Twins second baseman was selected to take part in Monday night's Home Run Derby by AL captain Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. Bautista and NL captain Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies announce the top three picks for their teams.
The AL squad also will include Bautista as well as Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics and Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles. Cespedes won the event last year at Citi Field in New York.
The NL picks included Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds, Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins. Tulowitzki also will participate.
A fifth member will be named to each team on Thursday.
Dozier has 16 home runs entering Tuesday to lead AL second basemen. He had 18 home runs last season.
Miguel Cabrera (14 home runs) of the Tigers and Mike Trout (20) of the Angels already had informed Bautista that they would not participate in the Home Run Derby, which will be televised by ESPN.