"He texted me, I believe it was yesterday, and I said, 'Yeah,'" Gonzalez said after the Rockies' 2-0 loss to the Padres on Sunday. "I'm just trying to enjoy it all. If I get the chance to be in a Home Run Derby, I want to do it."Gonzalez said he has been in four home run contests in winter ball in his native Venezuela.
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