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Report: Tulowitzki says Stanton has agreed to participate in HR derby

According to a report from MLB.com, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki told reporters on Saturday that Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to participate in next month's Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game.

Stanton leads the National League in home runs (21) and RBI (59) and currently ranks fourth among National League outfielders in All-Star voting.

Tulowitzki was named captain of the NL team for the Derby on July 14 at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Blue Jays' Jose Bautista was chosen captain of the American League squad. Each league will have five participants square off and then compete through a bracketed system to create an AL vs. NL final.

Stanton spoke with reporters before Saturday's game, but the derby didn't come up in conversation. He was too busy answering questions about last night's two big plays at the plate. It's likely he'll confirm the report after Saturday's game.

He has said in the past he's interested in participating in it.

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