Teixeira won’t participate in Home Run Derby
Mark Teixeira said that he intends to decline David Ortiz’s invitation to participate in the State Farm Home Run Derby.
“I’d been texting with David a little bit and I told him that if I was on the team, we’d talk,” Teixeira said. “If I’m not on the team, I’m not going to go to the Home Run Derby. It’s just too long of a trip and I’m going to spend those days with my family.”
Teixeira also said he wasn’t counting on heading to Phoenix.
“I was pretty sure I wouldn’t make the team,” he said. “This year, the three best players in baseball play first base in the American League. Those guys all deserve to be there. Hopefully Paul (Konerko) will make it too, because he deserves to be on that team.”