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No HR Derby for Bryce Harper

Updated: June 27, 2012, 10:30 AM ET
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Bryce Harper apparently won't have the chance to showcase his talents in the Home Run Derby.

National League captain Matt Kemp told USA Today that while he likes the Washington Nationals' young phenom, he will not pick him to be part of the festivites at next month's All-Star Game in Kansas City.

"It's not because he's a rookie. It's just that there are other guys out there that are capable,'' Kemp told the newspaper. "I'm not saying he wouldn't do a good job in the Home ...

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