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Major League Baseball reportedly hopes to have Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper participate in this year’s Home Run Derby during All-Star festivities, according to Jon Heyman of FRS Baseball.
“Sources say MLB has reached out to Harper about participating in the derby, but word is they have yet to put any pressure on him,” Heyman reported. “Harper hasn’t committed one way or another, and he is said not to have made up his mind.”
Harper, 25, has blasted 19 home runs this season, tops in the National League and tied for third in baseball with Oakland’s Khris Davis and Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez.