A's Matt Chapman replaces Brewers' Christian Yelich in Home Run Derby


Matt Chapman will try to make it rain Monday in Cleveland.

The A's power-hitting third baseman will replace Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich in the MLB Home Run Derby. Yelich had to withdraw due to a sore back. 

After hitting 24 dingers in 2018, Chapman already has launched 21 round-trippers so far this season. That's tied for the sixth-most in the majors.

Chapman becomes the first member of the A's to participate in the Home Run Derby since Josh Donaldson in 2014,

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The 26-year-old third baseman will be joined in the contest by Pete Alonso, Ronald Acuna Jr., Josh Bell, Alex Bregman, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Joc Pederson and Carlos Santana.

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