Report: Javy Baez, Kyle Schwarber will participate in Home Run Derby

NBCSportsChicago.com Staff
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Javy Baez and Kyle Schwarber will both participate in the 2018 Home Run Derby, according to a report from the Sun-Times' Gordon Wittenmeyer.

Both Schwarber and Baez have hit 17 home runs apiece this year, tied for 8th in the National League.

It's the first time the Cubs have had participants in the Home Run Derby since 2015, when both Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant took part. Rizzo hit eight homers in Round 1, losing to Josh Donaldson, while Bryant's nine homers weren't enough to get past Albert Pujols.

Wittenmeyer reports that Baez and Schwarber will be joined on the National League side of things by Washington's Bryce Harper and the Dodgers' Max Muncy.

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