Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano routinely puts on power displays during batting practice at Yankee Stadium – so much so that employees know the right-field seats are prime picking for souvenirs when Cano’s up – so I’m very curious to see how his swing is going to respond to the Home Run Derby on July 12.
It’s also very valid to wonder if his swing would be affected by the competition moving forward, which is something that will be discussed today when the clubhouse opens around 6:30 p.m. ET.
Here’s the official word from Major League Baseball:
Major League Baseball announced today that six All-Star players have committed to participating in the 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby.
The American League will feature Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees, David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox and Vernon Wells of the Toronto Blue Jays. The two National League participants thus far are Corey Hart of the Milwaukee Brewers and Matt Holliday of the St. Louis Cardinals.