The Home Run Derby pool of contestants is now complete. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the other three players confirmed for participation are Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas, and Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger.
Earlier, we learned that Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez announced their participation, and Justin Bour‘s was confirmed as well. The aforementioned six will join Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Sano on Monday, July 10 at Marlins Park in Miami.
The stats for Blackmon, Moustakas, and Bellinger prior to Monday’s action:
- Blackmon: .313/.366/.572, 17 HR, 58 RBI, 65 R in 375 PA
- Moustakas: .270/.306/.547, 22 HR, 49 RBI, 40 R in 307 PA
- Bellinger: .260/.332/.624, 24 HR, 56 RBI, 47 R in 271 PA
KTAR News is reporting that Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas was arrested on Thursday morning for driving faster than 100 MPH, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He was charged with reckless driving and criminal speeding.
The maximum sentence for a criminal speeding charge is up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $500. It is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor. Tomas may also have his license suspended.
A Diamondbacks spokesperson said, “We are very disappointed to learn of this news. We are still gathering facts, and will refrain from further comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter.”
Tomas, 27, signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. He has mostly disappointed, owning a .769 OPS while playing subpar defense in the outfield as well as at third base, where the club briefly tried him. He battled a groin injury for most of the past season and ultimately underwent core muscle surgery in August.