Bell will also be part of the National League team next Tuesday for the All-Star Game. He is the only Pirates player selected.
Bell was picked as a reserve first baseman after losing out to the Braves' Freddie Freeman in the fan balloting at the position. However, there is a strong indication that NL manager Dave Roberts of the Dodgers will use Bell as the designated hitter, earning Bell a start in his first All Star Game appearance.
The last Pirates player to participate in the Home Run Derby was Andrew McCutchen in 2012 at Kansas City. He was eliminated in the first round.