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Detroit Tigers all-star slugger Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels will not participate in the 2014 Home Run Derby. Cabrera decided Sunday night he will not be swinging for the fences, as did Trout.
“I don’t want to mess with my swing anymore. I’ve got enough issues,” Cabrera told The Detroit News.
Trout says he would rather watch the event and be a fan instead of being involved with the Home Run Derby.
On the season, both Cabrera and Trout are contributing similar stats to their respective ball clubs. Cabrera is batting .308, hitting 14 home runs, and driving in 68 RBI, notes ESPN stats.
While Trout is batting .308, powering 20 home runs, with 63 RBI, according to ESPN stats.
The Home Run Derby will be played on July 14 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Many fans will be in attendance to witness the home run spectacle that takes place every single MLB season. However, two of the biggest names in the American League will not be taking part in the slugfest.