Miguel Cabrera's chances of starting in the 2010 All-Star Game are slim based on where the voting numbers were earlier this week, but one realistic hope he has is to be in the Home Run Derby and walk away victorious.â†µ
Cabrera, who shares the major league lead with 20 home runs, is third behind Twins catcher Joe Mauer and Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Carlos Pena in fan voting for the Home Run Derby field of four. He competed in it in Pittsburgh in 2006, but said he was hampered by a bad left shoulder.â†µ
"Hopefully, I can do it and win it," Cabrera said.
MLB ultimately has the final word on which players will be involved in the Home Run Derby, but I think it's a pretty good bet that Cabrera will be one of the participants. Oftentimes players will opt not to participate because they don't want to risk messing up their swing or something like that, but Miggy wants in and like he said, he wants to win it.