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Mike Trout to sit out home run derby again

Mike Trout to sit out home run derby again

Mike Trout made the All-Star game for the fifth consecutive year, but the Angels center fielder again opted not to take part in the home run derby.

Monday’s derby, at San Diego’s Petco Park, would have been Trout’s first. In recent days, he left open the possibility he would participate. Tuesday, he made up his mind.

“I just don’t want to do it,” he said. “It’s a long two days. Eventually, I’m gonna try to do it, just not this year.”

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