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Josh Donaldson, all-star starter, to compete in Home Run Derby

07/08/2015 06:51 EDT | Updated 07/08/2016 05:59 EDT
First, Josh Donaldson garnered more all-star votes than any major leaguer ever. Now, can he hit more home runs than a select group of this year's sluggers?

The Toronto Blue Jays third baseman on Wednesday was named one of eight participants for the July 13 Home Run Derby at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati as part of all-star festivities.

Donaldson, 29, entered play Wednesday with a .300 batting average, 21 home runs, 58 runs batted in and .358 on-base percentage.

Acquired from Oakland last off-season in the Brett Lawrie trade, Donaldson set an all-time single season all-star voting record with 14,090,188 total votes, surpassing the previous record set by Josh Hamilton in 2012.

The rest of this year's Derby field includes:

- Joc Pederson, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers

- Kris Bryant, 3B, Chicago Cubs

- Prince Fielder, 1B, Texas Rangers

- Todd Frazier, 3B, Cincinnati Reds

- Albert Pujols, 1B, Los Angeles Angels

- Manny Machado, 3B, Baltimore Orioles

- Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago Cubs

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