Ohtani will participate in 2021 HR Derby

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Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani will take part in the 2021 Home Run Derby at Coors Field on July 12.

Ohtani currently ranks second in the American League with 19 homers in 64 games.

The 26-year-old will become the first Japanese-born player to participate in the event.

Ohtani is on pace to start the All-Star Game as the AL's designated hitter. He could also pitch in the Midsummer Classic, as he owns a 2.70 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 12.3 K/9 over 10 starts (53 1/3 innings) this season.

Ohtani will participate in 2021 HR Derby
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