And then there were six.
Oakland first baseman Matt Olson on Tuesday announced via Twitter that he will participate in the Home Run Derby at Coors Field on July 12.
Entering Tuesday’s games, the 27-year-old Olson is batting .283 for the Athletics this season with 20 home runs, which is tied for sixth-most in the American League.
Olson joins Rockies shortstop Trevor Story, Angels pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, Mets first baseman Pete Alonso, Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini and Royals catcher Salvador Perez in the field. Two more players will be announced for the competition.
Alonso, 26, won the last Home Run Derby, beating Toronto first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the 2019 tournament.
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