Yoenis Cespedes won his second consecutive Home Run Derby Monday by defeating Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier in the final round.
The Cuban Missle became the first to go back-to-back in the Home Run Derby since Ken Griffey Jr. did it back in 1997-98. Cespedes' 62 fence clearing shots this year rank sixth all-time, but it is doubtful that the other six (Ortiz, Griffey Jr., Fielder, Giambi and Sosa) partook in the Derby in such a spacious park as Target field and they definitely did not have to contend with the type of conditions that faced this season's Derby participants as it rained on-and-off all night and the 56 degree temperature at first pitch was the lowest temp. ever for a Home Run Derby. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Jarrell Eddie will sign a 10-day contract with the Hawks on Thursday.
The undrafted free agent out of Virginia Tech, Jarrell Eddie won the D-League's Three-Point Shootout during the All-Star weekend, and will now be given the opportunity to log his first minute in the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks. The team had one vacant roster spot, so no one is being sent to the Developmental League as a result of this signing. We'll have to see what the Hawks' have in mind for their new three-point threat. Analysis: Keith Tro