Aaron Judge not interested in HR Derby unless it's in N.Y.
Aaron Judge will participate in the Home Run Derby on only one condition. Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge not interested in Home Run Derby until it returns to New York

New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge will not participate in this year's Home Run Derby during the All-Star Game in Colorado, and now we know why.

Judge told reporters on Friday that he has no interest in competing in the Home Run Derby until the All-Star Game returns to New York, according to Newsday's Laura Albanese:

Judge has not participated in the Home Run Derby since 2017, winning the event with 47 homers over three rounds at Marlins Park. 

New York hasn't hosted the Home Run Derby since 2013 when it was at Citi Field, home of the Mets. Yankee Stadium hasn't hosted it since 2008.

Los Angeles Angels dual-threat Shohei Ohtani became the first player to commit to the 2021 Home Run Derby in Colorado. Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Houston Astros star Yordan Alvarez are showing interest in competing. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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