Reds first Home Run Derby participant since 2000

07/14/2014 06:30 AM

Todd Frazier was among four Reds selected for the All-Star game but the third baseman also got word this week of another honor. Frazier was chosen by captain Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies to be on his National League team for the Home Run Derby.

Frazier will be the first Red to participate in the Home Run Derby since Ken Griffey Jr. in 2000. The Derby will take place on Monday, the day before the All-Star Game, at Minneapolis’ Target Field.

His teammate, Jay Bruce, thinks Frazier has a chance to win it all. “I have him hitting some long ones — I don’t know how many, but I know they’ll be long. He’s got the ability to win the thing, he really does. I wouldn’t be surprised at all,” Bruce told the media this week.

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