Hamilton open participating in Home Run Derby

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by Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on July 3, 2011 at 9:14 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton is open to the idea of participating in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game for the first time since his memorable 28 homers in the first round at old Yankee Stadium three years ago.

Hamilton turned down taking part in the last two derbys, but he says he'll consider being part of the new team derby if asked by American League captain David Ortiz.

Hamilton says he hasn't heard from Ortiz, last year's derby champion who will pick three fellow AL players to go against an NL squad captained by 2009 champion Prince Fielder from Milwaukee.

Hamilton, who was selected Sunday as an All-Star starter for the fourth consecutive season, calls it a cool concept.

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