2014 MLB All Star Game: Morneau and Donaldson Added to Home Run Derby


The 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby field has now been fully announced.  Complete with some undoubtedly big power names, as well as some lesser known power guys, the 2014 Home Run Derby field is set to put on a show.  Thursday night, both Justin Morneau and Josh Donaldson were added as the final entrants to the field of 10.

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Thursday was somewhat of a letdown for the Colorado Rockies first basemen, as Morneau saw himself fall short to Chicago Cubs first basemen, Anthony Rizzo, in the Final Vote.  While not a member of the 2014 All Star Game roster, Morneau was awarded a pretty nice consolation prize in being selected to participate in the Home Run Derby.

Morneau is a previous champion of the event, and the experience he had back in 2008 should no doubt help him at Target Field.  This season, Morneau has clubbed 13 home runs for the Rockies, and is well on his way to his first season with over 18 home runs since 2010.

Josh Donaldson joins teammate and defending Home Run Derby champion, Yoenis Cespedes.  Donaldson is currently sitting at 19 home runs on the season, and is on his way to surpassing his career high of 24.

Both Donaldson and Morneau will join a field of 10 total participants that will be partaking in the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby, on Monday July 14 at Target Field in Minneapolis.  This year, participants will be bracketed with a new format in the Home Run Derby.  Make sure to check out the rules and full lineup for the event here.