America, get ready for theatrics:
Puig said Tuesday he has accepted a derby invitation from
"I'm very thankful," Puig said through an interpreter.
Although some players worry that participating in the derby can alter their swing and hurt their statistics in the second half, Puig said he is not concerned.
"Mine started to go down already," he said, laughing.
That, too, does not concern him.
"If I were hitting home runs every day, the pitchers weren't doing their job," Puig said.
"I don't think it's that big of a thing, really," Mattingly said. "Watch batting practice every day. The guys are launching balls all the time. I don't think it's that big of a difference."