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Prepare yourselves, because Aaron Judge is officially in the 2017 Home Run Derby

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With each successive baseball sent into low orbit, with each batting practice session that sent both ballpark employees and television screens running for cover, with each Statcast record rewritten, one question has hovered over Aaron Judge's breakout first half: Will he participate in the 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby?

Two weeks ago, Judge said he was thinking about it. But now, thankfully, we have good news -- he'll be swinging for the fences (and beyond) in Miami, and he's even brought along a teammate:

Yes, both Judge and New York catcher/2016 dinger machine Gary Sanchez will participate in this year's Derby. 

Will Judge hit a ball into the left-field pool so hard that he causes flooding? Will he hit a ball onto the left-field concourse? Over the left-field concourse? You'll have to tune in on Monday, July 10, at 8 p.m. ET to find out. But keep in mind: It's only two miles from Marlins Park to the Atlantic Ocean. Just saying.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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