Harper out of home run derby, will start All-Star Game

Bryan Holland, Director of Communications for the Single-A Hagerstown Suns, told MASNsports.com that Nationals top prospect Bryce Harper will not participate in the home run derby during All-Star festivities on Tuesday. This was an organizational decision by the Nationals.

Harper has been nursing a sore left thumb that he jammed during a game on Sunday, June 12. It caused him to miss four games.

While he will sit out the derby, Harper will still start the All-Star Game. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 Tuesday night.

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