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Alvarez to replace Gonzalez in Derby

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Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez was added to the National League team for the Home Run Derby on July 15 as an injury replacement for Carlos Gonzalez.

Alvarez has 23 home runs and will join Bobby Bonilla (1990), Barry Bonds (1992), Jason Bay (1995) and Andrew McCutchen (2012) as Pirates who have competed in the Derby.

Alvarez, who is a New York native, was selected to the team by Mets third baseman David Wright, who is the hometown captain for the NL team at Citi Field.

Gonzalez, who is an All-Star for the second time in his career, has withdrawn from the competition after suffering a sprained right middle finger earlier this week.
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