Prince Will Take On HR Derby if Asked

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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.

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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.

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