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A's medical update on left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea

Manaea underwent successful left shoulder arthroscopic surgery

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A's announced the following medical update on left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea:

Manaea underwent successful left shoulder arthroscopic surgery today. Dr. Neil ElAttrache performed a subacromial decompression, acromioplasty and posterior labral repair at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. The left-hander will begin his rehab on Monday in Arizona.

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A's announced the following medical update on left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea:

Manaea underwent successful left shoulder arthroscopic surgery today. Dr. Neil ElAttrache performed a subacromial decompression, acromioplasty and posterior labral repair at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. The left-hander will begin his rehab on Monday in Arizona.

Manaea, 26, was 12-9 with one complete game and a 3.59 ERA (64 er, 160.2 ip) with 108 strikeouts in 27 starts for Oakland this season. His 3.59 ERA is a career best, he tied a career high in wins (12 in 2017) and set a new high for innings (158.2 in 2017). At the time of his placement on the disabled list, he was tied for second in the American League in games started, ninth in innings pitched and sixth in fewest walks per nine innings (1.79).

On April 21 against Boston, he tossed the seventh no-hitter in Oakland history and the 12th in Athletics history and was named American League Co-Player of the Week for the week of April 16-22 along with Manny Machado.

Oakland Athletics

Cubs select RHP Allen Webster from Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs selected right-handed pitcher Allen Webster from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Brandon Morrow has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Webster, who makes his first big league roster since 2015, will wear uniform number 61 and is available for Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. 

The Chicago Cubs selected right-handed pitcher Allen Webster from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Brandon Morrow has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Webster, who makes his first big league roster since 2015, will wear uniform number 61 and is available for Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. 

The 28-year-old Webster posted a 1.13 ERA (1 ER/8.0 IP) with three saves and 11 strikeouts compared to one walk in eight games between Double-A Tennessee and Iowa, August 11-September 2, while holding opponents to a .200 average (6-for-30), a .226 on-base percentage and a .526 OPS. He signed a minor league deal with Chicago in early March, and between Rookie League Mesa, Tennessee and Iowa, combined to post a 2.65 ERA (5 ER/17.0 IP) in 17 outings, walking three and striking out 24 this season.

Webster is 7-6 with a 6.13 ERA (82 ER/120.1 IP) in 28 games (23 starts) spanning parts of three major league seasons with the Red Sox (2013-14) and Diamondbacks (2015), most recently going 1-1 with a 5.81 ERA (20 ER/31.0 IP) in nine games, including five starts, for Arizona in 2015.

A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Webster made 12 starts for Samsung in the Korean Baseball Organization in 2016 before going 4-4 with a 6.79 ERA (44 ER/58.1 IP) in 12 games (11 starts) with Triple-A Round Rock in the Texas Rangers organization in 2017.

Originally selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 18th round of the 2008 Draft out of McMichael High School in Mayodan, North Carolina, Webster is 54-43 with a 4.03 ERA (391 ER/873.1 IP), two complete games, one shutout and five saves in 196 career minor league contests (153 starts). He was part of an August 25, 2012 trade between the Dodgers and Red Sox that involved Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez.

Chicago's active roster now stands at 36 players.

Chicago Cubs

Brewers to host outlet sale

Fans can score great deals on Brewers gear at up to 70% off

The Milwaukee Brewers will host an Outlet Sale on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 inside the Brewers Team Store located within the Home Plate Gate at Miller Park. This is a chance for fans to score great deals and savings on closeout apparel and novelties. The sale, which will feature savings of up to 70% off regular prices, will be Friday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Closeout deals including jerseys, men's, women's and youth clothing, as well as hats and novelty items will all be available at significantly reduced prices.

The Milwaukee Brewers will host an Outlet Sale on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 inside the Brewers Team Store located within the Home Plate Gate at Miller Park. This is a chance for fans to score great deals and savings on closeout apparel and novelties. The sale, which will feature savings of up to 70% off regular prices, will be Friday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Closeout deals including jerseys, men's, women's and youth clothing, as well as hats and novelty items will all be available at significantly reduced prices.

Shoppers can access the sale by entering Miller Park at the Home Plate Gate entrance near the Box Office. Cash and credit cards will be accepted (no personal checks). Admission and parking is free.

For more information, call (414) 902-4750.

Milwaukee Brewers

D-backs recall Jake Barrett from Triple-A Reno

The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled RHP Jake Barrett from Triple-A Reno. The D-backs now have 36 players on their active roster and the 40-man remains at 40.
 
Barrett, 27, has appeared in 5 games in 3 stints with the D-backs this season, posting a 5.06 ERA (3 ER in 5.1 IP) with 5 strikeouts. He has limited right-handed hitters to a .189 average (7-for-37) with 7 strikeouts in his last 16 outings since August 27, 2017. 
 
Barrett was 4-0 with 8 saves and a 2.87 ERA (17 ER in 53.1 IP), 67 strikeouts and a .195 opponent average in 42 games with the Aces this season. He averaged 11.31 strikeouts-per-9.0 innings, and held left-handers to a .149 average with 37 strikeouts.
 
Barrett, in 101 career games with Arizona, is 2-3 with 4 saves, a 4.03 ERA (41 ER in 91.2 IP), 10 holds, 87 strikeouts and a .237 opponent average.

The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled RHP Jake Barrett from Triple-A Reno. The D-backs now have 36 players on their active roster and the 40-man remains at 40.
 
Barrett, 27, has appeared in 5 games in 3 stints with the D-backs this season, posting a 5.06 ERA (3 ER in 5.1 IP) with 5 strikeouts. He has limited right-handed hitters to a .189 average (7-for-37) with 7 strikeouts in his last 16 outings since August 27, 2017. 
 
Barrett was 4-0 with 8 saves and a 2.87 ERA (17 ER in 53.1 IP), 67 strikeouts and a .195 opponent average in 42 games with the Aces this season. He averaged 11.31 strikeouts-per-9.0 innings, and held left-handers to a .149 average with 37 strikeouts.
 
Barrett, in 101 career games with Arizona, is 2-3 with 4 saves, a 4.03 ERA (41 ER in 91.2 IP), 10 holds, 87 strikeouts and a .237 opponent average.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Marlins announce 2018 Minor League award winners

Winners will be recognized in pregame ceremony on September 21

The Miami Marlins today announced its 2018 Minor League award winners, highlighted by Player of the Year Austin Dean, Pitcher of the Year Nick Neidert, Student of the Year Walner Espinal, and Staff Member of the Year Bruce Walton
 
Dean, who made his Major League debut with Miami on August 15 in Atlanta, combined to hit .345 (137x397) with 20 doubles, five triples, 12 home runs and 68 RBI in 109 games between Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans. He opened his 2018 campaign by being named Southern League Player of the Week for the second week of the season, then garnered Southern League Player of the Month honors for April. He earned a promotion to New Orleans on April 29 and took home Pacific Coast League Player of the Week honors on August 12. Dean, Miami's fourth-round selection in the 2012 Draft, ranked fourth among all full-season Minor Leaguers in average, and over his six-year Minor League career has hit .280 with 135 doubles, 27 triples, 47 home runs, and 319 RBI. 
 
Neidert, whom the Marlins acquired from Seattle on December 17, 2017, posted a 12-7 record, 3.24 ERA (152.2 ip/55 er), 31 walks and 154 strikeouts in 26 starts at Double-A Jacksonville. His innings total tied for the lead across all of Double-A, while his strikeout total ranked second and wins were tied for secondmost. The 2018 Southern League All-Star led all Marlins farmhands in wins and strikeouts. A secondround selection of the Mariners in the 2015 Draft, Neidert has a lifetime record of 30-18 with a 3.01 ERA, 75 walks, and 368 strikeouts in 81 starts. 
 
Espinal, signed by Miami as an International free agent in 2016 out of the Dominican Republic, completed his first season with the Gulf Coast League Marlins, batting .252 (38x151) with eight doubles, one triple, three home runs, and 26 RBI in 45 games. He logged the most hours of any player in his Burlington English software in the computer lab, helping him advance and achieve success with his teachers, coaches, and teammates. 
 
Walton, in his first season as pitching coach for Single-A Jupiter, saw his pitching staff record the lowest team ERA (3.43) in the Florida State League, and the second-lowest WHIP (1.25). As a team, the Hammerheads issued the second-fewest walks in the FSL, behind only Fort Myers (362).  
 
The following are affiliate MVP honorees: 
 
New Orleans -- RHP Jeff Brigham
Brigham combined to go 10-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 17 starts between Jacksonville and New Orleans. He tallied 94 strikeouts in 95.1 innings pitched. Prior to being called up by the Marlins on September 1, he went 5-2 with a 3.44 ERA in nine starts for the Baby Cakes, with 48 strikeouts in 52.1 innings. He opened the season by being named Southern League Pitcher of the Week for April 5-15 with Jacksonville, where he began his season prior to being promoted to New Orleans. Brigham, acquired by Miami from the Dodgers on July 30, 2015, was originally selected by Los Angeles in the fourth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. 

Jacksonville -- INF Isan Diaz
Diaz split the 2018 campaign between Jacksonville and New Orleans, combining to hit .232 (100x431) with 23 doubles, five triples, 13 home runs and 56 RBI in 119 games. He was twice named Southern League Player of the Week, once in June and July. Diaz, who came to Miami via trade on January 25, 2018, was originally a Competitive Balance Round B selection of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014. In 481 career Minor League games, he has hit .254 with 109 doubles, 21 triples, 62 home runs, and 257 RBI. 
 
Jupiter -- RHP Parker Bugg
In a team-leading 37 appearances out of the bullpen for Jupiter in 2018, Bugg held opponents to a .202 batting average, and posted a 3.07 ERA (67.1 ip/23 er). He led Jupiter's relief corps with 81 strikeouts in 67.1 innings, while walking just 13. The 27th-round Miami selection in the 2016 Draft has compiled a career 5-4 record and 3.69 ERA (131.2/54) in 74 appearances. 
 
Greensboro -- INF Jose Devers
Miami's 12th-ranked prospect, Devers earned South Atlantic League All-Star honors and finished the season with a .273 average (92x337), 12 doubles, four triples, 24 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 85 games for the Grasshoppers. He was acquired by Miami with Starlin Castro and Jorge Guzman from the Yankees on December 11, 2017.  
 
Batavia -- LHP Manuel Rodriguez
Rodriguez appeared in 13 games (four starts) for Batavia, posting a 3-2 record and 1.06 ERA (51.0 ip/6 er). The 2018 New York-Penn League All-Star limited opponents to a .228 batting average and struck out 42. His ERA was the lowest on the staff among qualifying pitchers, and his 1.02 WHIP ranked second. Signed by Miami as an International free agent in 2013 out of Venezuela, Rodriguez owns a career 16-14 record and 3.68 ERA (242.1/99) in 85 appearances. 
 
GCL Marlins -- OF Davis Bradshaw
Miami's 11th round selection in the 2018 Draft, Davis combined to hit .354 (58x164) between the GCL Marlins and Batavia. In 27 GCL games, he tallied 35 hits in 93 at-bats (.376 avg.) with four doubles, three triples, 13 RBI, and 15 stolen bases.  
 
DSL Marlins -- RHP Luis Palacios
Palacios was named Co-Pitcher of the Year in the DSL after finishing 8-0 with a 0.85 ERA (63.2 ip/6 er) over 15 games (four starts). He led the DSL in wins and in WHIP (0.60), while ranking second in ERA. He tossed 33.0 consecutive scoreless innings, spanning seven games (three starts) from June 26-August 1, allowing a total of 10 hits and two walks, with 31 strikeouts, during that time. Palacios signed with Miami as an International free agent in 2016 out of Venezuela, and in 30 career games has gone 12-0 with a 1.63 ERA (110.1/20). 
 
Award winners will be available to the media in the press conference room following the on-field presentation.  
 
As part of Thank You Weekend, Miami's top four draft selections from this year's draft, Connor Scott, Osiris Johnson, Will Banfield, and Tristan Pompey, as well as Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers, will participate at various selfie stations on the promenade level beginning at approximately 6:15 p.m. 

The Miami Marlins today announced its 2018 Minor League award winners, highlighted by Player of the Year Austin Dean, Pitcher of the Year Nick Neidert, Student of the Year Walner Espinal, and Staff Member of the Year Bruce Walton
 
Dean, who made his Major League debut with Miami on August 15 in Atlanta, combined to hit .345 (137x397) with 20 doubles, five triples, 12 home runs and 68 RBI in 109 games between Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans. He opened his 2018 campaign by being named Southern League Player of the Week for the second week of the season, then garnered Southern League Player of the Month honors for April. He earned a promotion to New Orleans on April 29 and took home Pacific Coast League Player of the Week honors on August 12. Dean, Miami's fourth-round selection in the 2012 Draft, ranked fourth among all full-season Minor Leaguers in average, and over his six-year Minor League career has hit .280 with 135 doubles, 27 triples, 47 home runs, and 319 RBI. 
 
Neidert, whom the Marlins acquired from Seattle on December 17, 2017, posted a 12-7 record, 3.24 ERA (152.2 ip/55 er), 31 walks and 154 strikeouts in 26 starts at Double-A Jacksonville. His innings total tied for the lead across all of Double-A, while his strikeout total ranked second and wins were tied for secondmost. The 2018 Southern League All-Star led all Marlins farmhands in wins and strikeouts. A secondround selection of the Mariners in the 2015 Draft, Neidert has a lifetime record of 30-18 with a 3.01 ERA, 75 walks, and 368 strikeouts in 81 starts. 
 
Espinal, signed by Miami as an International free agent in 2016 out of the Dominican Republic, completed his first season with the Gulf Coast League Marlins, batting .252 (38x151) with eight doubles, one triple, three home runs, and 26 RBI in 45 games. He logged the most hours of any player in his Burlington English software in the computer lab, helping him advance and achieve success with his teachers, coaches, and teammates. 
 
Walton, in his first season as pitching coach for Single-A Jupiter, saw his pitching staff record the lowest team ERA (3.43) in the Florida State League, and the second-lowest WHIP (1.25). As a team, the Hammerheads issued the second-fewest walks in the FSL, behind only Fort Myers (362).  
 
The following are affiliate MVP honorees: 
 
New Orleans -- RHP Jeff Brigham
Brigham combined to go 10-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 17 starts between Jacksonville and New Orleans. He tallied 94 strikeouts in 95.1 innings pitched. Prior to being called up by the Marlins on September 1, he went 5-2 with a 3.44 ERA in nine starts for the Baby Cakes, with 48 strikeouts in 52.1 innings. He opened the season by being named Southern League Pitcher of the Week for April 5-15 with Jacksonville, where he began his season prior to being promoted to New Orleans. Brigham, acquired by Miami from the Dodgers on July 30, 2015, was originally selected by Los Angeles in the fourth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. 

Jacksonville -- INF Isan Diaz
Diaz split the 2018 campaign between Jacksonville and New Orleans, combining to hit .232 (100x431) with 23 doubles, five triples, 13 home runs and 56 RBI in 119 games. He was twice named Southern League Player of the Week, once in June and July. Diaz, who came to Miami via trade on January 25, 2018, was originally a Competitive Balance Round B selection of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014. In 481 career Minor League games, he has hit .254 with 109 doubles, 21 triples, 62 home runs, and 257 RBI. 
 
Jupiter -- RHP Parker Bugg
In a team-leading 37 appearances out of the bullpen for Jupiter in 2018, Bugg held opponents to a .202 batting average, and posted a 3.07 ERA (67.1 ip/23 er). He led Jupiter's relief corps with 81 strikeouts in 67.1 innings, while walking just 13. The 27th-round Miami selection in the 2016 Draft has compiled a career 5-4 record and 3.69 ERA (131.2/54) in 74 appearances. 
 
Greensboro -- INF Jose Devers
Miami's 12th-ranked prospect, Devers earned South Atlantic League All-Star honors and finished the season with a .273 average (92x337), 12 doubles, four triples, 24 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 85 games for the Grasshoppers. He was acquired by Miami with Starlin Castro and Jorge Guzman from the Yankees on December 11, 2017.  
 
Batavia -- LHP Manuel Rodriguez
Rodriguez appeared in 13 games (four starts) for Batavia, posting a 3-2 record and 1.06 ERA (51.0 ip/6 er). The 2018 New York-Penn League All-Star limited opponents to a .228 batting average and struck out 42. His ERA was the lowest on the staff among qualifying pitchers, and his 1.02 WHIP ranked second. Signed by Miami as an International free agent in 2013 out of Venezuela, Rodriguez owns a career 16-14 record and 3.68 ERA (242.1/99) in 85 appearances. 
 
GCL Marlins -- OF Davis Bradshaw
Miami's 11th round selection in the 2018 Draft, Davis combined to hit .354 (58x164) between the GCL Marlins and Batavia. In 27 GCL games, he tallied 35 hits in 93 at-bats (.376 avg.) with four doubles, three triples, 13 RBI, and 15 stolen bases.  
 
DSL Marlins -- RHP Luis Palacios
Palacios was named Co-Pitcher of the Year in the DSL after finishing 8-0 with a 0.85 ERA (63.2 ip/6 er) over 15 games (four starts). He led the DSL in wins and in WHIP (0.60), while ranking second in ERA. He tossed 33.0 consecutive scoreless innings, spanning seven games (three starts) from June 26-August 1, allowing a total of 10 hits and two walks, with 31 strikeouts, during that time. Palacios signed with Miami as an International free agent in 2016 out of Venezuela, and in 30 career games has gone 12-0 with a 1.63 ERA (110.1/20). 
 
Award winners will be available to the media in the press conference room following the on-field presentation.  
 
As part of Thank You Weekend, Miami's top four draft selections from this year's draft, Connor Scott, Osiris Johnson, Will Banfield, and Tristan Pompey, as well as Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers, will participate at various selfie stations on the promenade level beginning at approximately 6:15 p.m. 

Miami Marlins

A's send RHP Logan Shore to Detroit as PTBNL in Fiers deal

The Oakland A's sent minor league right-handed pitcher Logan Shore to the Detroit Tigers as one of the two players to be named later in the Aug. 6 trade in which they acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers. This completes the deal as the A's previously sent minor league right-handed pitcher Nolan Blackwood on Aug. 18

Shore was a combined 3-6 with a 4.45 ERA in 17 starts with Single-A Stockton and Double-A Midland in a season shortened by three stints on the disabled list. He was originally selected by Oakland in the 2nd round of the 2016 draft and is 5-13 with a 3.92 ERA in 44 career appearances, including 41 starts, in three professional seasons. The 23-year-old right-hander was rated as the A's 14th best prospect by mlb.com

The Oakland A's sent minor league right-handed pitcher Logan Shore to the Detroit Tigers as one of the two players to be named later in the Aug. 6 trade in which they acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers. This completes the deal as the A's previously sent minor league right-handed pitcher Nolan Blackwood on Aug. 18

Shore was a combined 3-6 with a 4.45 ERA in 17 starts with Single-A Stockton and Double-A Midland in a season shortened by three stints on the disabled list. He was originally selected by Oakland in the 2nd round of the 2016 draft and is 5-13 with a 3.92 ERA in 44 career appearances, including 41 starts, in three professional seasons. The 23-year-old right-hander was rated as the A's 14th best prospect by mlb.com

Oakland Athletics

Reds Youth Academy Off-Season Programming

Offers Year-Round Baseball & Softball Instruction

The P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy has announced the schedule for its 2018-2019 offseason baseball and softball training programs.

The Reds Youth Academy in Roselawn offers free, year-round baseball and softball instruction, plus educational and vocational opportunities for boys and girls residing primarily in urban neighborhoods in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

The P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy has announced the schedule for its 2018-2019 offseason baseball and softball training programs.

The Reds Youth Academy in Roselawn offers free, year-round baseball and softball instruction, plus educational and vocational opportunities for boys and girls residing primarily in urban neighborhoods in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

"Our clinics and training programs are designed for boys and girls who are interested in high-level baseball and softball instruction," said Jerome Wright, Reds Youth Academy director. "We're proud to offer free programs to kids who otherwise may not have this type of opportunity."

Programs offered at the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy
• Baseball/Softball Skills Training (ages 8-18)
• Speed & Agility (ages 8-18)
• Strength & Conditioning (ages 13-18)
• Individual Baseball/Softball instruction (ages 12-18)
• Fun at Bat (ages 5-7): Basic baseball and softball fundamental instruction
• Homework Help & Tutoring: Assistance for all boys and girls participating in Academy programs. (Program oversight and staff provided by the University of Cincinnati College Of Education.)

Registration
All prospective participants must visit the Academy for a quick evaluation prior to registering for a program. To schedule an evaluation, please contact the Academy at 513-765-5000 or redsyouthacademy@reds.com with any questions. Evaluation sessions are scheduled for eight dates in September and October. 

Offseason programs begin in October and operate through March.

P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy
2026 E. Seymour Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45237 
(513) 765-5000
redsyouthacademy@reds.com
www.reds.com/Academy
Academy hours: 3 to 9 p.m. (closed Friday)
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Friday)

The Reds Youth Academy is also available for daytime rental until 3 p.m. to host corporate or private events.

Cincinnati Reds

Mariners extend player development contract with Short-A Everett

Mariners and AquaSox agree to extension through 2022

Seattle Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay announced today the extension of the Player Development Contract with the Everett AquaSox, the Mariners Short-A affiliate in the Northwest League. The Player Development Contract, which would have run out at the end of the 2020 season, has been extended to cover the 2021-2022 seasons.

"Partnering with Everett for another four years fulfills multiple goals for us," Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay said. "Aside from the geographic convenience, the AquaSox, with leadership of both Danny (Tetzlaff) and Pat (Filippone), provide our players with a first-class environment. Their commitment to our players is evident with the upgrades that they have spearheaded to the ballpark. We will continue to reciprocate by providing the best on-field product that we can while continuing to impact the surrounding community through our community service initiatives."

Seattle Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay announced today the extension of the Player Development Contract with the Everett AquaSox, the Mariners Short-A affiliate in the Northwest League. The Player Development Contract, which would have run out at the end of the 2020 season, has been extended to cover the 2021-2022 seasons.

"Partnering with Everett for another four years fulfills multiple goals for us," Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay said. "Aside from the geographic convenience, the AquaSox, with leadership of both Danny (Tetzlaff) and Pat (Filippone), provide our players with a first-class environment. Their commitment to our players is evident with the upgrades that they have spearheaded to the ballpark. We will continue to reciprocate by providing the best on-field product that we can while continuing to impact the surrounding community through our community service initiatives."

Everett has been affiliated with the Seattle Mariners for 24 seasons, becoming the Mariners affiliate in the Northwest League on September 12, 1994. The AquaSox play their home games at Everett Memorial Stadium, located in Everett, Wash., less than 30 miles north of Seattle. In 24 seasons as the Mariners affiliate, the AquaSox have compiled a 908-914 (.498) record. Since joining the Seattle organization, Everett has qualified for the postseason 7 times, including 6 times over the last 9 seasons (2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2018). In 2010 the AquaSox led the Northwest League with a franchise record tying 49 wins (also: 1987 as San Francisco Giants) on their way to a Northwest League Championship. With the extension, the Mariners and AquaSox will continue to have the longest affiliation pairing of any clubs in the Northwest League. 

Everett has produced numerous Major Leaguers during their affiliation with the Mariners, including helping develop current Mariners RHP Matt Festa, RHP Félix Hernández, RHP Erasmo Ramírez and C Mike Zunino.

"The Mariners and AquaSox have had a stable relationship dating back to 1995 and we look forward to continuing working together for many years to come," said Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jerry Dipoto. "We are in a unique situation having our Northwest affiliate so close to Seattle. The city of Everett and the AquaSox fan-base have always been great supporters of our minor leaguers and the entire Mariners organization. 

The AquaSox wrapped up the 2018 season with a 38-38 overall record, which was T2nd-best overall record in the Northwest League North Division and trailed only the Hillsboro Hops (52-25) and the Vancouver Canadians (40-36) for the best in the league. The AquaSox qualified for a postseason berth after winning the North Division First Half title, but fell the Spokane Indians in the Northwest League North Division Finals.   

The AquaSox featured 21 players selected by Seattle in the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft, including C Jake Anchia (7th), RHP Grant Anderson (21st), RHP Joey Gerber (8th), INF Cash Gladfelter (27th), RHP Nolan Hoffman (5th), INF Bobby Honeyman (29th), INF Connor Kopach (25th), OF Charlie McConnell (13th), OF Keegan McGovern (9th), RHP Penn Murfee (33rd), INF Ryne Ogren (12th), LHP Benjamin Onyshko (24th), LHP Michael Plassmeyer (4th), C Cal Raleigh (3rd), OF Ryan Ramiz (23rd), INF Nick Rodriguez (22nd), RHP J.T. Salter (20th), INF Matt Sanders (10th), OF Josh Stowers (2nd) and RHP Noah Zavolas (18th). 

Seattle Mariners

Chase Utley wins 13th annual Roy Campanella Award

Second baseman voted "Most Inspirational Dodger" for the second time in three years by his teammates and coaches

The Dodgers announced today that second baseman Chase Utley was named the winner of the 13th annual Roy Campanella Award, which is given to the Dodger player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame catcher. The award, which was voted upon by Dodger uniformed personnel, will be presented to Utley by Campanella's daughter, Joni Campanella Roan, and his grandson, J.T. Campanella, during pregame ceremonies Saturday night.   

Former Dodger shortstop Rafael Furcal received the inaugural Roy Campanella Award in 2006 and since then the honor has been awarded to Russell Martin (2007), James Loney (2008), Juan Pierre (2009), Jamey Carroll (2010), Matt Kemp (2011), A.J. Ellis (2012), Clayton Kershaw (2013-14), Zack Greinke (2015), Utley (2016) and Justin Turner (2017).   

The Dodgers announced today that second baseman Chase Utley was named the winner of the 13th annual Roy Campanella Award, which is given to the Dodger player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame catcher. The award, which was voted upon by Dodger uniformed personnel, will be presented to Utley by Campanella's daughter, Joni Campanella Roan, and his grandson, J.T. Campanella, during pregame ceremonies Saturday night.   

Former Dodger shortstop Rafael Furcal received the inaugural Roy Campanella Award in 2006 and since then the honor has been awarded to Russell Martin (2007), James Loney (2008), Juan Pierre (2009), Jamey Carroll (2010), Matt Kemp (2011), A.J. Ellis (2012), Clayton Kershaw (2013-14), Zack Greinke (2015), Utley (2016) and Justin Turner (2017).   

Utley, 39, becomes the second Dodger to win the award twice, joining three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw, who won back-to-back Campanella Awards in 2013 and 2014. Utley was originally acquired by the Dodgers on Aug. 19, 2015 in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies and subsequently re-signed to one-year contacts in 2016 and 2017, before singing a two-year deal this past offseason. On July 13, during a press conference at Dodger Stadium attended by the entire team, Utley announced that the 2018 campaign would be his last as an active player, citing the desire to become a full-time Dad. One of the most respected leaders and teammates the game has ever known, Dodger fans were treated to his infectious, gritty and clutch style of play over the past four seasons after a legendary career with the Philadelphia Phillies from 2003-15. 

As a true testament to his ability to lead and help the Dodgers in any capacity, Utley won the Campanella Award despite having appeared in 82 games and making just 181 plate appearances. True to form, Utley has battled through injuries to excel in a pinch- hitting role this season, batting .351 (13-for-37) off the bench, which ranks seventh in the National League.  

Utley has reached the World Series three times, winning the championship with Philadelphia in 2008. In his career, he's been named an All-Star six times and won four Silver Slugger awards while amassing 1,885 hits, scoring 1,102 runs, hitting 259 homers and driving in 1,025 runs. He has been hit by the pitch 204 times, which ranks eighth in Major League history.  

The final words to sum up Chase Utley as a teammate come from Dodger President, Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman: 

"He's as good as it gets. The effect he has had throughout. If you think back to 2015, to that point we were one of the worst base-running teams in baseball. We get Utley, and from that point through the end of the season on we were second. It speaks to the effect he can have. He has had as much and as lasting of an impact as I've ever seen a player have on an organization.'' 

Campanella was a three-time National League Most Valuable Player (1951, 1953 and 1955), eight-time All-Star and a member of the 1955 World Championship team. He played in five World Series and his 142 RBI in 1953 set a franchise record, since surpassed by Tommy Davis (153 in 1962). In 1,215 career games during a 10-year career, all with the Dodgers, he batted .276 with 242 home runs and 856 RBI. 

He began his career in the Negro Leagues, establishing himself as one of the top catchers in the league before joining the Dodger organization in 1946. Campanella played for Class B Nashua of the New England League, making that club the first integrated affiliated baseball team in the United States.

On Jan. 29, 1958, just as the Dodgers were making final preparations for their move to Los Angeles, Campanella was involved in a tragic car accident that paralyzed him from the neck down, marking the end of his playing career. On May 7, 1959, a Major League record-setting 93,103 fans filled the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on "Roy Campanella Night" for an exhibition game between the Dodgers and Yankees. 

He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969 and was among the first three Dodgers to have their uniform numbers retired alongside Jackie Robinson and Sandy Koufax. Campanella remained active in the Dodgers' Community Relations Department until his death on June 26, 1993 at the age of 71. 

Los Angeles Dodgers

Entrance information for Billy Joel concert

Legendary artist to play at Kauffman Stadium Friday

Ahead of the Billy Joel concert on Friday, September 21, the Kansas City Royals are announcing details for the day of the event.

Parking lots at the Truman Sports Complex will open at 1 p.m. Parking will cost $30 for cars, $45 for oversized vehicles and $60 for RVs and buses. Day of event parking is cash only. Gates into the stadium open at 6 p.m. with Billy Joel scheduled to take the stage at 8 p.m. There is no opening act.

Ahead of the Billy Joel concert on Friday, September 21, the Kansas City Royals are announcing details for the day of the event.

Parking lots at the Truman Sports Complex will open at 1 p.m. Parking will cost $30 for cars, $45 for oversized vehicles and $60 for RVs and buses. Day of event parking is cash only. Gates into the stadium open at 6 p.m. with Billy Joel scheduled to take the stage at 8 p.m. There is no opening act.

Security measures will be different for entrance into Kauffman Stadium than when fans enter for Royals games. All ticket holders will be subject to metal detection and bag check. Fans will NOT be able to bring in bags or backpacks, and all purses will be searched before entrance. Due to security measures, guests are advised to arrive at least one hour prior to show time and have tickets ready upon entrance. The Diamond Club Lounge will be open to the public. Craft and Draft will only be open to those with tickets for that area.

Those with Field Seating are encouraged to have tickets in-hand upon access. Field entrances will be located in the following areas: Inside Gate A past the Royals Hall of Fame, sections 111, 112, 113, 114 and 115 on 3rd base side, and 139, 140, 141, 142 and 143 on first base side.

The Royals Ticket Office will not accept any third party will call drop offs.

This performance will be Billy Joel's first-ever stadium appearance in Kansas City and the first concert at Kauffman Stadium in 39 years. Billy Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world and continues this achievement with an impressive run of sold-out consecutive stadium shows and concert arenas. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, Billy Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. In 2016, the Library of Congress selected "Piano Man" for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its "cultural, historic, and artistic significance."

Kansas City Royals

White Sox announce Crosstown Cup events

The Chicago White Sox announced pregame entertainment and the following recommendations to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all fans attending the Crosstown Cup series vs. the Chicago Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 21-23. 
 
Entertainment
•   Recently retired Chicago Bears legend Matt Forte will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Friday, September 21. The two-time Pro Bowl running back joined NBC Sports in May as a studio analyst for the 2018 NFL season.
 
•   Chicago Bulls forward and Chicago native Jabari Parker, as well as Marian Catholic High School theology teacher Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, will throw out a ceremonial first pitches on Saturday, September 22.
 
•   Actor from NBC's hit show "Chicago P.D." and Harvey, Illinois, native LaRoyce Hawkins will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Sunday, September 23. Hawkins plays the character Kevin Atwater on the popular fictional crime drama that follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department. Cast members from "Chicago P.D." as well as "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago Med" are scheduled to attend the game.
 
•   Cast members from Showtime's hit series "The Chi" are scheduled to attend the game on Sunday, September 23. "The Chi" actor Barton Fitzpatrick will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
 
•   The Sox Split raffle, presented by Wintrust, for Saturday's game will begin at a guaranteed jackpot of $50,000, with 50 percent of net proceeds going to one lucky winner and the remainder supporting Chicago White Sox Charities. Fans can purchase raffle tickets from sellers throughout the ballpark and at kiosks in left field and behind home plate on the 100 and 500 levels. Illinois residents ages 18 and over can purchase Sox Split tickets online during every home game at whitesox.com/soxsplit beginning three hours prior to the scheduled game time.
 
Game Times and Ticket Information
•   First pitch for Crosstown Cup games are scheduled as follows: 3:10 p.m. on Friday, 6:10 p.m. on Saturday and 1:10 p.m. on Sunday. Gates to the ballpark will open two hours prior to each game. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats as early as possible.
 
•   Standing room only tickets remain available for Saturday's game. Tickets for the games on Friday and Sunday are available at whitesox.com, the Guaranteed Rate Field ticket office (Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) or by calling 866-SOX-GAME.
 
•   Fans are reminded to print their tickets prior to the game date, as only mobile tickets purchased through Ticketmaster and StubHub will be scanned at Guaranteed Rate Field gates.
 
•   Fans holding tickets for the Upper Level will not be able to access other levels of the ballpark. This policy ensures fans may safely and comfortably enjoy the game with access to the areas of the ballpark where tickets were purchased. 
 
•   Fans should only purchase tickets through authorized White Sox ticket agents. Purchasing tickets through the White Sox ticket office, whitesox.com or Ticketmaster are the best ways to guarantee valid purchases.
 
Parking Information
•   White Sox parking lots will open three hours before the start of all games. Tailgating is permitted in Lots A-L. White Sox parking lots are anticipated to fill up more than an hour prior to first pitch each game. Fans arriving within an hour of first pitch are encouraged to proceed directly to the remote parking lots located at McCormick Place (Lot C). Stay tuned to the White Sox on Twitter (@whitesox) for the latest information. 
 
•   Prepaid red coupons are accepted in Lots A, B, C and G, and prepaid green coupons are accepted in Lots F and L only. A limited amount of cash parking will be available for $20 when lots open (Lots G, F and L). Fans seeking cash and credit card parking should follow directional signs to available lots. 
 
•   Lot B near Gate 5 is designated for cars displaying state-issued disability placards or license plates. In addition, any guests in need of assistance will be allowed by ballpark personnel to be dropped off and/or picked up in Lot B. Fans will have access to Lot B and Gate 5 (located north of the ballpark; across 35th Street) via 33rd Street.
 
•   Free shuttle service will be available each game from remote parking at McCormick Place (Lot C). Tailgating is not permitted in the remote parking lots.
 
Public Transportation/Rideshare
•   Fans planning to use rideshare services can head to the Uber Rideshare Zone in Lot A for pick-up and drop-off. The designated area is on the east side of Lot A along Wentworth Ave. For access to the designated lot, drivers should head south on Wentworth Ave. and enter Lot A between 33rd and 35th Street. The lot will be open until one hour after home games conclude.
 
•   The White Sox recommend that fans utilize public transportation. The CTA Red Line stops near the ballpark at the 35th Street station, and the Green Line is just two blocks farther east at the 35th Street station.
 
•   A Metra stop at 35th Street is conveniently located just east of the Dan Ryan Expressway, along the Rock Island line. For the most up-to-date game day service information, including weekend inbound train schedules to meet the various scheduled first pitch start times, check metrarail.com
 
•   Pace offers a direct express bus service to Guaranteed Rate Field from suburban locations on 51 select games, including the Saturday and Sunday games. The six suburban locations include Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Markham, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights and Tinley Park. For more information, fans can call the Pace Express service line at 847-228-2416, visit the "Express to Events" information site at pacebus.com or contact the RTA Travel Information Center at 836-7000 from any Chicagoland area code.
 
Ballpark Safety/Security
•   Fans should allow ample time for entering Guaranteed Rate Field. In compliance with Major League Baseball policies, and similar to procedures at other major sports venues, all fans entering the ballpark are subject to walk-through metal detector screenings and bag searches. Fans WILL NOT be required to remove shoes, coins or belts; fans WILL be required to remove cell phones and cameras.
 
•   Consistent with Illinois state law, Guaranteed Rate Field, along with all ballparks and other sporting venues in Illinois are gun-free zones. It is illegal for anyone to enter or attempt to enter the ballpark with a firearm, regardless of permit. Additionally, no knives, pepper spray or weapons of any kind are allowed in the ballpark.
 
•   Fans also can watch Friday and Saturday's games on WGN-TV and MLB Network (out of market only). Sunday's game, which is the last game in the broadcast booth for Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, will be broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago. Fans can follow the play-by-play for each game on WGN AM 720, the White Sox flagship radio station, as well as WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio, the Spanish-language radio home of White Sox baseball.
 
•   Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox are committed to creating a safe, inclusive and enjoyable fan experience at Guaranteed Rate Field. Any person using derogatory language or demonstrating unruly behaviors or action will be subject to ejection from the ballpark.
 
•   In accordance with the City of Chicago ordinance, tobacco of any kind (including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes) is prohibited in all areas of Guaranteed Rate Field. There is a designated smoking area outside of Gate 2 and Gate 5. Those fans wishing to use tobacco must proceed to the ground level at the base of the ramps at Gate 2 and Gate 5.
  
•   Finally, the White Sox ask fans to be respectful of the neighborhood and homes surrounding the ballpark before and after games.
 
For the latest information and news about the White Sox, please visit whitesox.com or connect with the team on Facebook and Twitter (@WhiteSox).

The Chicago White Sox announced pregame entertainment and the following recommendations to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all fans attending the Crosstown Cup series vs. the Chicago Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 21-23. 
 
Entertainment
•   Recently retired Chicago Bears legend Matt Forte will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Friday, September 21. The two-time Pro Bowl running back joined NBC Sports in May as a studio analyst for the 2018 NFL season.
 
•   Chicago Bulls forward and Chicago native Jabari Parker, as well as Marian Catholic High School theology teacher Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, will throw out a ceremonial first pitches on Saturday, September 22.
 
•   Actor from NBC's hit show "Chicago P.D." and Harvey, Illinois, native LaRoyce Hawkins will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Sunday, September 23. Hawkins plays the character Kevin Atwater on the popular fictional crime drama that follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department. Cast members from "Chicago P.D." as well as "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago Med" are scheduled to attend the game.
 
•   Cast members from Showtime's hit series "The Chi" are scheduled to attend the game on Sunday, September 23. "The Chi" actor Barton Fitzpatrick will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
 
•   The Sox Split raffle, presented by Wintrust, for Saturday's game will begin at a guaranteed jackpot of $50,000, with 50 percent of net proceeds going to one lucky winner and the remainder supporting Chicago White Sox Charities. Fans can purchase raffle tickets from sellers throughout the ballpark and at kiosks in left field and behind home plate on the 100 and 500 levels. Illinois residents ages 18 and over can purchase Sox Split tickets online during every home game at whitesox.com/soxsplit beginning three hours prior to the scheduled game time.
 
Game Times and Ticket Information
•   First pitch for Crosstown Cup games are scheduled as follows: 3:10 p.m. on Friday, 6:10 p.m. on Saturday and 1:10 p.m. on Sunday. Gates to the ballpark will open two hours prior to each game. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats as early as possible.
 
•   Standing room only tickets remain available for Saturday's game. Tickets for the games on Friday and Sunday are available at whitesox.com, the Guaranteed Rate Field ticket office (Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) or by calling 866-SOX-GAME.
 
•   Fans are reminded to print their tickets prior to the game date, as only mobile tickets purchased through Ticketmaster and StubHub will be scanned at Guaranteed Rate Field gates.
 
•   Fans holding tickets for the Upper Level will not be able to access other levels of the ballpark. This policy ensures fans may safely and comfortably enjoy the game with access to the areas of the ballpark where tickets were purchased. 
 
•   Fans should only purchase tickets through authorized White Sox ticket agents. Purchasing tickets through the White Sox ticket office, whitesox.com or Ticketmaster are the best ways to guarantee valid purchases.
 
Parking Information
•   White Sox parking lots will open three hours before the start of all games. Tailgating is permitted in Lots A-L. White Sox parking lots are anticipated to fill up more than an hour prior to first pitch each game. Fans arriving within an hour of first pitch are encouraged to proceed directly to the remote parking lots located at McCormick Place (Lot C). Stay tuned to the White Sox on Twitter (@whitesox) for the latest information. 
 
•   Prepaid red coupons are accepted in Lots A, B, C and G, and prepaid green coupons are accepted in Lots F and L only. A limited amount of cash parking will be available for $20 when lots open (Lots G, F and L). Fans seeking cash and credit card parking should follow directional signs to available lots. 
 
•   Lot B near Gate 5 is designated for cars displaying state-issued disability placards or license plates. In addition, any guests in need of assistance will be allowed by ballpark personnel to be dropped off and/or picked up in Lot B. Fans will have access to Lot B and Gate 5 (located north of the ballpark; across 35th Street) via 33rd Street.
 
•   Free shuttle service will be available each game from remote parking at McCormick Place (Lot C). Tailgating is not permitted in the remote parking lots.
 
Public Transportation/Rideshare
•   Fans planning to use rideshare services can head to the Uber Rideshare Zone in Lot A for pick-up and drop-off. The designated area is on the east side of Lot A along Wentworth Ave. For access to the designated lot, drivers should head south on Wentworth Ave. and enter Lot A between 33rd and 35th Street. The lot will be open until one hour after home games conclude.
 
•   The White Sox recommend that fans utilize public transportation. The CTA Red Line stops near the ballpark at the 35th Street station, and the Green Line is just two blocks farther east at the 35th Street station.
 
•   A Metra stop at 35th Street is conveniently located just east of the Dan Ryan Expressway, along the Rock Island line. For the most up-to-date game day service information, including weekend inbound train schedules to meet the various scheduled first pitch start times, check metrarail.com
 
•   Pace offers a direct express bus service to Guaranteed Rate Field from suburban locations on 51 select games, including the Saturday and Sunday games. The six suburban locations include Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Markham, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights and Tinley Park. For more information, fans can call the Pace Express service line at 847-228-2416, visit the "Express to Events" information site at pacebus.com or contact the RTA Travel Information Center at 836-7000 from any Chicagoland area code.
 
Ballpark Safety/Security
•   Fans should allow ample time for entering Guaranteed Rate Field. In compliance with Major League Baseball policies, and similar to procedures at other major sports venues, all fans entering the ballpark are subject to walk-through metal detector screenings and bag searches. Fans WILL NOT be required to remove shoes, coins or belts; fans WILL be required to remove cell phones and cameras.
 
•   Consistent with Illinois state law, Guaranteed Rate Field, along with all ballparks and other sporting venues in Illinois are gun-free zones. It is illegal for anyone to enter or attempt to enter the ballpark with a firearm, regardless of permit. Additionally, no knives, pepper spray or weapons of any kind are allowed in the ballpark.
 
•   Fans also can watch Friday and Saturday's games on WGN-TV and MLB Network (out of market only). Sunday's game, which is the last game in the broadcast booth for Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, will be broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago. Fans can follow the play-by-play for each game on WGN AM 720, the White Sox flagship radio station, as well as WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio, the Spanish-language radio home of White Sox baseball.
 
•   Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox are committed to creating a safe, inclusive and enjoyable fan experience at Guaranteed Rate Field. Any person using derogatory language or demonstrating unruly behaviors or action will be subject to ejection from the ballpark.
 
•   In accordance with the City of Chicago ordinance, tobacco of any kind (including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes) is prohibited in all areas of Guaranteed Rate Field. There is a designated smoking area outside of Gate 2 and Gate 5. Those fans wishing to use tobacco must proceed to the ground level at the base of the ramps at Gate 2 and Gate 5.
  
•   Finally, the White Sox ask fans to be respectful of the neighborhood and homes surrounding the ballpark before and after games.
 
For the latest information and news about the White Sox, please visit whitesox.com or connect with the team on Facebook and Twitter (@WhiteSox).

Chicago White Sox

Parking, Transportation and Security Advisory for Concerts at Petco Park this Weekend

Details for Saturday's Eagles and Zac Brown Band, Sunday's Def Leppard and Journey Concerts

SAN DIEGO - Petco Park today issued a parking, transportation and security advisory for Saturday night's The Eagles and Zac Brown Band concert and for Sunday's Def Leppard and Journey concert. With a sellout crowd expected, concert guests are strongly encouraged to arrive downtown early and enjoy one of the many restaurants and bars in the area. Parking lots will open at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, with gates opening at 3:00 p.m. and the opening act, The Doobie Brothers, taking the stage at approximately 5:15 p.m. On Sunday, the parking lots will also open at 12:00 p.m., with the gates opening at 4:30 p.m. and the opening act, Cheap Trick, taking the stage at approximately 6:15 p.m.
 
Please note: standard Petco Park security screening measures will be in effect. All guests must be screened via metal detectors prior to entry. Guests will be asked to divest themselves of cell phones, cameras, sunglass cases and other large metal objects before passing through the metal detectors and proceeding to turnstiles. Guests will NOT be asked to remove their belts, shoes, jackets, wallets or coins before passing through the metal detector. An alternate method of screening will be provided for guests with strollers, guests in wheelchairs, and those with medical devices that set off metal detectors. Re-entry will not be permitted for these events.
 
Guests are encouraged to arrive early to minimize potential wait times. Entrances include the Home Plate Gate, Park Blvd Gate, East Village Gate and Gaslamp Gate. Please reference the attached Petco Park Concert entrance map for additional entry points.
 
Guests who choose to drive should pre-purchase reserved parking permits to guarantee their parking space. Parking is limited and will sell out. A link to purchase parking permits at ballpark-adjacent lots is available here and here.  
 
Outside of ballpark-adjacent lots, more than 2,500 parking spaces will be available at the 707 Broadway Garage, Horton Plaza Garage, Convention Center and Hilton Bayfront Garages on Harbor Drive. To access these garages, use the Front Street exit from I-5 South, or the Cesar Chavez Parkway Exit from I-5 North. Additional downtown parking information is available here.
 
To avoid additional traffic delays, concert guests should consider utilizing public transportation. Metropolitan Transit System will run additional special event trolley service to and from downtown on Saturday and Sunday. Park and ride locations with free parking are located along trolley lines, however free parking will not be available at SDCCU Stadium on Saturday due to a San Diego State football game. All three trolley lines will run extra post-concert service, with final departures approximately 60 minutes after the concert ends. For additional information, visit here. Guests can also Uber and utilize a designated ridesharing pickup and drop off zone located on Park Blvd. near the Convention Center.
 
North County Transit District Coaster trains with service to downtown will depart Oceanside at 2:00 p.m., 3:33 p.m., 5:21 p.m. and 6:25 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00 p.m. and 5:21 p.m. on Sunday. The Coaster also will offer return northbound trains each day leaving from Santa Fe Depot at 12:30 a.m. RegionPlus Day Fares include free trolley transfers.
 
Bags and backpacks no larger than 16" x 16" x 8" will be permitted. All bags, including purses, will continue to be subject to search for prohibited items upon entry to Petco Park. Standard Petco Park entry policies apply for The Eagles, Def Leppard and Journey concerts, with a few exceptions: professional cameras and video recording devices are prohibited, including GoPro cameras. Tripods and selfie sticks are prohibited. Phones and small non-professional cameras will be allowed. Banners, signs and flags must be smaller than 18" x 24". Re-entry is not permitted for this event. Use of drones in or around Petco Park is prohibited by law. For additional information on parking and other details, visit here or here.   

SAN DIEGO - Petco Park today issued a parking, transportation and security advisory for Saturday night's The Eagles and Zac Brown Band concert and for Sunday's Def Leppard and Journey concert. With a sellout crowd expected, concert guests are strongly encouraged to arrive downtown early and enjoy one of the many restaurants and bars in the area. Parking lots will open at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, with gates opening at 3:00 p.m. and the opening act, The Doobie Brothers, taking the stage at approximately 5:15 p.m. On Sunday, the parking lots will also open at 12:00 p.m., with the gates opening at 4:30 p.m. and the opening act, Cheap Trick, taking the stage at approximately 6:15 p.m.
 
Please note: standard Petco Park security screening measures will be in effect. All guests must be screened via metal detectors prior to entry. Guests will be asked to divest themselves of cell phones, cameras, sunglass cases and other large metal objects before passing through the metal detectors and proceeding to turnstiles. Guests will NOT be asked to remove their belts, shoes, jackets, wallets or coins before passing through the metal detector. An alternate method of screening will be provided for guests with strollers, guests in wheelchairs, and those with medical devices that set off metal detectors. Re-entry will not be permitted for these events.
 
Guests are encouraged to arrive early to minimize potential wait times. Entrances include the Home Plate Gate, Park Blvd Gate, East Village Gate and Gaslamp Gate. Please reference the attached Petco Park Concert entrance map for additional entry points.
 
Guests who choose to drive should pre-purchase reserved parking permits to guarantee their parking space. Parking is limited and will sell out. A link to purchase parking permits at ballpark-adjacent lots is available here and here.  
 
Outside of ballpark-adjacent lots, more than 2,500 parking spaces will be available at the 707 Broadway Garage, Horton Plaza Garage, Convention Center and Hilton Bayfront Garages on Harbor Drive. To access these garages, use the Front Street exit from I-5 South, or the Cesar Chavez Parkway Exit from I-5 North. Additional downtown parking information is available here.
 
To avoid additional traffic delays, concert guests should consider utilizing public transportation. Metropolitan Transit System will run additional special event trolley service to and from downtown on Saturday and Sunday. Park and ride locations with free parking are located along trolley lines, however free parking will not be available at SDCCU Stadium on Saturday due to a San Diego State football game. All three trolley lines will run extra post-concert service, with final departures approximately 60 minutes after the concert ends. For additional information, visit here. Guests can also Uber and utilize a designated ridesharing pickup and drop off zone located on Park Blvd. near the Convention Center.
 
North County Transit District Coaster trains with service to downtown will depart Oceanside at 2:00 p.m., 3:33 p.m., 5:21 p.m. and 6:25 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00 p.m. and 5:21 p.m. on Sunday. The Coaster also will offer return northbound trains each day leaving from Santa Fe Depot at 12:30 a.m. RegionPlus Day Fares include free trolley transfers.
 
Bags and backpacks no larger than 16" x 16" x 8" will be permitted. All bags, including purses, will continue to be subject to search for prohibited items upon entry to Petco Park. Standard Petco Park entry policies apply for The Eagles, Def Leppard and Journey concerts, with a few exceptions: professional cameras and video recording devices are prohibited, including GoPro cameras. Tripods and selfie sticks are prohibited. Phones and small non-professional cameras will be allowed. Banners, signs and flags must be smaller than 18" x 24". Re-entry is not permitted for this event. Use of drones in or around Petco Park is prohibited by law. For additional information on parking and other details, visit here or here.   

San Diego Padres

Yankees roster move - 9/19/18

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees reinstated LHP Aroldis Chapman from the 10-day disabled list.

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees reinstated LHP Aroldis Chapman from the 10-day disabled list.

New York Yankees

Orioles Braille jersey auction open through September 25

Tuesday night, the Orioles hosted National Federation of the Blind Night at Oriole Park, in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the organization moving its headquarters to Baltimore. Orioles players and coaches wore specially-designed jerseys with Braille lettering, becoming the first American professional sports team to wear Braille-lettered jerseys. The game-worn, authenticated, and autographed jerseys are available at www.orioles.com/auctions with proceeds benefiting the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). The auction began Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. ET and will continue through next Tuesday, September 25, at 10:00 p.m.

Earlier tonight, accomplished concert pianist and singer Carlos Alberto Ibay, who has been blind since birth, performed the national anthem, and Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The first 15,000 fans in attendance also received a co-branded NFB/Orioles Braille alphabet card, which were distributed by volunteers from the NFB.

Tuesday night, the Orioles hosted National Federation of the Blind Night at Oriole Park, in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the organization moving its headquarters to Baltimore. Orioles players and coaches wore specially-designed jerseys with Braille lettering, becoming the first American professional sports team to wear Braille-lettered jerseys. The game-worn, authenticated, and autographed jerseys are available at www.orioles.com/auctions with proceeds benefiting the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). The auction began Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. ET and will continue through next Tuesday, September 25, at 10:00 p.m.

Earlier tonight, accomplished concert pianist and singer Carlos Alberto Ibay, who has been blind since birth, performed the national anthem, and Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The first 15,000 fans in attendance also received a co-branded NFB/Orioles Braille alphabet card, which were distributed by volunteers from the NFB.

Baltimore Orioles

Braves name Katie Hearn the 2018 Walter Banks Award recipient

ATLANTA (September 18, 2018) - The Atlanta Braves named Katie Hearn the 2018 Walter Banks Award recipient in a pregame ceremony earlier tonight. The award is given annually to a game day staff member who exemplifies extraordinary customer service in the mold of longtime Braves employee, Walter Banks, who is closing out his 53rd Braves season.

Hearn has been a member of the Braves organization since 2015, first working as a game day staff member before starting in the digital marketing department in 2016 as a trainee and becoming a full-time staff member in November of 2016. She works every game day in the media command center at SunTrust Park, assisting the guest services staff as well as security by monitoring social media activity to ensure fans are having an enjoyable experience at the ballgame.

ATLANTA (September 18, 2018) - The Atlanta Braves named Katie Hearn the 2018 Walter Banks Award recipient in a pregame ceremony earlier tonight. The award is given annually to a game day staff member who exemplifies extraordinary customer service in the mold of longtime Braves employee, Walter Banks, who is closing out his 53rd Braves season.

Hearn has been a member of the Braves organization since 2015, first working as a game day staff member before starting in the digital marketing department in 2016 as a trainee and becoming a full-time staff member in November of 2016. She works every game day in the media command center at SunTrust Park, assisting the guest services staff as well as security by monitoring social media activity to ensure fans are having an enjoyable experience at the ballgame.

Off the field, Hearn serves as a daily inspiration to everyone at the Braves organization. Shortly after starting her role in digital marketing, she began to lose her vision. After several months and a series of tests, doctors diagnosed Hearn with pseudotumor cerebri. Hearn took time away from the organization to readjust to her new normal. She enrolled in vocational training to help with mobility and daily living skills.

Through it all, Hearn was determined to get back to the Braves and in January of 2018 she rejoined the team. Her dedication and love for the game is second-to-none and exemplifies the characteristics of the Walter Banks Award.

"Katie's strength and perseverance is unparalleled and we are all incredibly proud to have her in our Braves family," said Derek Schiller, Braves President and CEO. "Her dedication to ensuring our fans have an extraordinary experience at SunTrust Park is why she is more than deserving of this honor."

The Walter Banks Hospitality Award, established in 2017, is given to the staff member who embodies the specific qualities of service, dedication, personalization, selflessness and hospitality our guests have come to identify with Banks.

"I was adamant Katie be selected as this year's award recipient," said Walter Banks. "No one deserves to have their name enshrined at SunTrust Park more than her. She is an outstanding co-worker and I am lucky to call her my friend."

Atlanta Braves