Javier Baez wants to participate in the Home Run Derby.
The 25-year-old Cubs infielder told ESPN earlier this week he’d like to enter this year’s event. Baez has hit a team-leading 14 home runs so far this season.
FanRag Sports reported last week that MLB is worried stars such as Bryce Harper, J.D. Martinez, Mookie Betts, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton may not participate in the derby this year.
League officials reached out to Harper last week to discuss his participation in the event, according to FanRag Sports’ report.