Fielder, Ortiz to captain home run derby teams

Prince Fielder and David Ortiz will get to pick their teammates

for the All-Star Home Run Derby.

Major League Baseball announced on Thursday that Fielder of the

Milwaukee Brewers was chosen as captain of the National League

squad and Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox was picked to be the American

League captain.

The last two derby winners will each pick three teammates for

the July 11 slugfest at Chase Field in Phoenix. The leagues will

compete against each other in this year’s event.

Ortiz was the derby champion last season and Fielder won in

2009.