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Javy Baez Officially Declines Home Run Derby Repeat to Rest His Heel

Chicago Cubs

Over the weekend we learned that Javy Baez had been asked to return to the Home Run Derby this year, but that he was on the fence about it thanks to the heel bruise that has been bothering him for quite a while now.

Although he suggested he was hopeful it might feel like it would be fine to participate, he’s (wisely) instead going to opt for rest:

Baez was voted the NL starter at shortstop for the All-Star Game, in which I do anticipate he’ll participate.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.