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Chihuahuas’ Cody Decker to participate in Triple-A home run derby

Cody Decker, Jesus Montero, and Peter O’Brien of the Pacific Coast League along with Jesus Aguilar, Dariel Alvarez, Matt Davidson of the International League, have been named the six Triple-A All-Star representatives to participate in the 2015 Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby, presented by Omaha Public Power District (OPPD).

The Home Run Derby will take place on Monday, July 13 at Werner Park in Omaha, Nebraska, at 6:35 p.m. MST, leading up to the 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 15.

The El Paso Chihuahuas will have their first-ever participant in a Triple-A Home Run Derby with Cody Decker competing in this year’s contest. He currently owns the best home run ratio among all Triple-A hitters, averaging one long ball every 14 at-bats, and is the San Diego Padres all-time minor league home run leader.

Decker also has been named to the Pacific Coast League’s All-Star team as a designated hitter.

Decker has 60 hits and 15 homeruns in 70 games so far this season.

The PCL All-Stars will take on the International League in the First National Bank Triple-A All-Star Game on July 15 at Werner Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

The 28 th annual matchup will be broadcast live on MLB Network, the American Forces Network, and the Triple-A All-Star Game Radio Network at 6:00 p.m. MST.

Omaha Storm Chasers manager Brian Poldberg will oversee the PCL All-Star club, which features 30 of the best players from across the league. Thirteen players were elected to the team by balloting of the club’s field managers and general managers, members of the media, and online fan voting, while 17 were selected by the Pacific Coast League office.

In other Cody Decker news, the Chihuahuas first baseman has a shirt he’s selling that shows a silouette of Decker holding several bats and his his “antihero” nickname on it. A portion of the proceeds will go to From the Heart animal rescue league to help a dog named Scooter get wheels for his front legs. To buy the $25 shirt, go to

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