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Prince Will Take On HR Derby if Asked

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    Prince Fielder #84 of the Texas Rangers hits a solo home run in the first inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 26, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

    Prince Fielder isn't officially a 2015 MLB All-Star yet, and he won't be voted in by the fans as a starter, but as the AL's leading hitter, he'll almost certainly be a selection as a reserve and very well could be the Texas Rangers' only representative in Cincinnati.

    Fielder told the Star-Telegram that if asked to participate in the Home Run Derby on July 14 — the made-for-TV event — he'll accept, mainly because his two sons wouldn't have it any other way.

    Fielder, who is batting .348 this year with 12 homers and 48 RBIs, is a two-time winner of the contest, and the opportunity to swing for the fences at Great American Ballpark would be pretty fun for Fielder, who is a .320 career hitter in the hitter-friendly park with 12 home runs — the second-most for Fielder in any road ballpark over his career.

    Fielder would join Nelson Cruz and Josh Hamilton as Rangers to take part in the contest in recent years. Neither of them won the event, although Hamilton famously put on a show at the old Yankee Stadium before losing in the final round.