The 2015 Home Run Derby will be without another of Major League Baseball’s best home run hitters after Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper announced he won’t be participating. The 22-year-old outfielder told reporters Monday he made the decision because his father is recovering from a rotator cuff injury and won’t be able to pitch.
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“Not having dad is a huge issue for me,” Harper said, per Comcast SportNet’s Mark Zuckerman.
The list of participants in the Derby hasn’t been announced, but the MLB did unveil a new format for the contest. That in itself should make things interesting, but the event certainly will be missing a little pop without Harper and Stanton.