Aaron Judge doesn't think he wants to defend his Home Run Derby title this season.
"I think I am one and done," Judge said on The Players' Tribune podcast Wednesday.
The AL Rookie of the Year didn't give a specific reason as to why he doesn't want to participate.
"I'm a Home Run Derby champion. It was a cool experience. I enjoyed it all but I don't think I really need to go out there and do it again. I won it once."
Judge's decision could have been made after a rough second half to his rookie year after the event. He was raking to start the season with a .329 average, 30 homers, and 66 RBI. After the Derby, he hit just .182 with nine homers and 21 RBI.
The 25-year-old noted that the Derby had nothing to do with his slump, but when asked if it had anything to do with his shoulder injury that required offseason surgery to repair cartilage, he said, "I'd rather not say."
Judge defeated the Twins' Miguel Sano in the final round, 11-10, to take the title last year. Gary Sanchez also shocked the Derby when he defeated now teammate Giancarlo Stanton in the first round.