NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has been named captain of the American League Home Run Derby team, and he says he will go for his second straight title with his dad again throwing the pitches.
Los Angeles Dodgers injured outfielder Matt Kemp is leading the NL team for the derby at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on July 9 as part of the All-Star weekend festivities. Kemp is on the disabled list with an injured left hamstring.
With his dad, Jose Cano, pitching, Cano beat Adrian Gonzalez for the derby championship at Arizona last year.
Cano said he hasn’t contacted anyone yet but the first person he would go to is teammate Curtis Granderson, who has 17 homers this year.
The All-Star game is July 10.