ST. PETERSBURG -- Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who was named to the American League All-Star team on Sunday, said that he would take part in the Home Run Derby during All-Star Weekend if asked by Major League Baseball.
"If they ask me, I probably will," said Ortiz.
Ortiz last participated in the Home Run Derby in 2006, when he made it to the second round of competition. He also took part in the 2005 and 2004 competitons. Entering Monday's games, he is tied for seventh in the American League with 17 homers.