Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. won't participate in July's Home Run Derby so that he can preserve his wrist health and focus on the second half of the season.

Guerrero dealt with wrist soreness in May.

"I think (the wrist) is something that I'm going to have to (manage) for the rest of my career, so I just want to make sure that I keep doing all my exercises and everything that I have to do to keep it healthy," he said. "I told them that I wasn't going to be able to do (the derby) because I preferred to rest and be ready for the second half to help the team win games."

Guerrero participated in the 2019 Home Run Derby as a rookie and hit a record 91 home runs over the duration of the event while finishing second.