Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/8/12
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Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has been selected to take part in Monday's Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game festivities, Major League Baseball announced late Saturday night.

McCutcheon will replace Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton who decided Saturday to have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Sunday morning.

In his fourth season, McCutchen has hit 16 homers, tied for sixth in the National League. He didn't hit his first home run until May 8.

The NL team for the Home Run Derby will now feature McCutcheon, Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Carlos Gonzalez of Colorado and Carlos Beltran of St. Louis. The AL team is scheduled to include Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees, Mark Trumbo of the Los Angeles Angels, Prince Fielder of Detroit and Jose Bautista of Toronto.

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