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July 6, 2012 5:37 PM

White wanted Butler in the Derby, too

Still a little perturbed that Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano passed on Royals designated hitter Billy Butler while making his Home Run Derby selections? Well, you're not alone. Royals Hall of Fame second baseman Frank White thought Butler deserved to get the nod as well. "That surprised me," White said Friday afternoon while preparing to serve as the T-Bones' first base coach at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. "I thought, politically, Cano would say, 'Ok, this is your city. You're the (Royals') best hitter. You got 16 home runs,' let's get him in there. But obviously, politics didn't play a big part in this." White conceded that he's not a big fan of the derby. But as a Kansas City native, and Butler's former manager in the minors, he'll definitely stand up for his former player. "… I think the commissioner (Bud Selig) could always change that," White said. "I think he could come in and say, 'Look, let's add one more guy to each side, and do it that way… but it takes somebody to stand up and say, 'Hey, this is not right.' " | Rustin Dodd, rdodd@kcstar.com

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