A pair of Chicago Cubs sluggers reportedly will participate in the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times' Gordon Wittenmyer, Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber and second baseman Javier Baez will both be announced as participants when the full eight-man field is revealed Wednesday night.
Baez, who was recently selected to his first career All-Star Game, has clubbed 17 home runs so far this season and is six off his career high through 86 games. Schwarber has also slammed 17 home runs a year after he cranked out 30.
"I don't think so. I don't want to," Stanton said, according to the New York Post's Kevin Kernan. "I've done it plenty of times, take a year off. Take two years off."
Judge echoed that sentiment.
"This year we have something pretty special going on," he told Kernan. "I just want to stay healthy."