A’s slugger Josh Donaldson picked for Home Run Derby 

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  • The A's Josh Donaldson will take part in the MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby.
Third baseman Josh Donaldson will join A’s teammate Yoenis Cespedes in the All-Star Home Run Derby.

Donaldson filled the last slot on the American League lineup for Monday’s slugfest in Minneapolis, Major League Baseball announced Thursday. Colorado first baseman Justin Morneau was picked for the last NL spot.

Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale and Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo were voted by fans onto the rosters for Tuesday’s All-Star Game, while Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar will replace Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon.

Rizzo received 8.8 million votes among the 52.5 million ballots and Sale 6.7 million, MLB said. Voting was conducted on MLB.com, team websites and Twitter.

MLB did not release voting totals for players other than the winners. The others on the AL ballot were all pitchers: Houston’s Dallas Keuchel, Cleveland’s Corey Kluber, the Angels’ Garrett Richards and Detroit’s Rick Porcello.

The losing NL players were Miami third baseman Casey McGehee, Morneau, Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon and Atlanta outfielder Justin Upton.

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