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Astros partner with Round Rock for Triple-A club

Four-year agreement reunites Astros and Express

ROUND ROCK, TX -- During a ceremony this evening at Dell Diamond, the Round Rock Express and Houston Astros announced that they have reached a four-year agreement that will return the Astros Triple A Club to Round Rock.

Round Rock served as the Astros Double A affiliate from 2000-04 and then as its Triple A affiliate from 2005-10. The Astros Triple A affiliate had been in Fresno for the past four seasons (2015-18).

ROUND ROCK, TX -- During a ceremony this evening at Dell Diamond, the Round Rock Express and Houston Astros announced that they have reached a four-year agreement that will return the Astros Triple A Club to Round Rock.

Round Rock served as the Astros Double A affiliate from 2000-04 and then as its Triple A affiliate from 2005-10. The Astros Triple A affiliate had been in Fresno for the past four seasons (2015-18).

"This will be a great partnership for the Astros and the Express in a variety of ways," said Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan. "We now have our two highest minor league affiliates back in Texas, which is great for our fans and, logistically, for our Major League club when promoting players. And, it should be a big plus for the Express on the field as well. As an organization, the Astros take a great deal of pride in our player development process, the results of which can be seen with the success of our minor league clubs and by our Major League club."

The Express were founded as a Double-A franchise in 2000 by Ryan Sanders Baseball, a group made up of Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, his sons Reid and Reese, Houston businessman Don Sanders and his sons, Bret and Brad.

"On a personal level, this is certainly an exciting day for our family as well," Reid Ryan commented. "We have made so many great memories in Round Rock with the Express over the years. From all the work that went into bringing a minor league club to Central Texas to the championships won along the way, this city and this team will always hold a special place in our hearts."

"This is a great day for all Central Texas baseball fans," Express CEO Reese Ryan said. "The Astros have been a big part of our family and this area for a long time. We're excited to partner with them once again as we get ready for our 20th anniversary season at Dell Diamond."

Since Jim Crane purchased the Astros following the 2011 season, the Astros have built and maintained one the finest minor league systems in all of baseball, under the direction of Jeff Luhnow, the team's President of Baseball Operations and General Manager. Five of the Astros minor league affiliates qualified for the postseason in 2018, including their Triple A club at Fresno. The Astros also boasted the second-highest combined minor league winning percentage in baseball this season. That success in player development has had translated to success in the Major Leagues as well as several of the Astros current big league players were drafted and/or developed in their minor league system.

During its first stint in the Houston organization, Round Rock enjoyed great success in its five-year Texas League affiliation, reaching the playoffs four times and winning the 2000 Texas League Championship. After joining the PCL in 2005, the Express posted a then-franchise-best 85-59 record en route to capturing their first-ever American Conference Championship.

After the new PDC agreement was announced in front of over 700 season ticket members, sponsors and media tonight at Dell Diamond, the Express also unveiled a new brand identity that included a new logo and new uniforms for the 2019 season. Fans will enjoy a new "double-R" mark as well, a cattle brand nod to the Ryan family's love of ranching. The double-R is the focal point of a new custom Express team font that fans can expect to see in 2019.

"As we enter the next era of Round Rock Express baseball, it made all the sense in the world to give our brand a refresh," Express General Manager Tim Jackson said. "On the dawn of our 20th anniversary season and our rejoining the Houston organization, we're excited to pay homage to our original color scheme while giving our look a Major League redesign."

The Round Rock Express kick off their historic 20th anniversary season with Opening Day at Dell Diamond on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 against the rival Nashville Sounds.

Houston Astros

Dodgers postseason tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

LOS ANGELES -- Tickets for potential postseason home games at Dodger Stadium for the National League Wild Card, Division Series and League Championship Series will go on sale on tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., the Los Angeles Dodgers announced today. Postseason tickets will be available both online at Dodgers.com/postseason and at the Dodger Stadium box office.

The National League postseason gets underway with the Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and the best-of-five Division Series begins on Thursday, October 4. The best-of-seven National League Championship Series starts Friday, October 12. The Dodgers' potential postseason schedule is attached and can also be viewed online at Dodgers.com/postseason.

LOS ANGELES -- Tickets for potential postseason home games at Dodger Stadium for the National League Wild Card, Division Series and League Championship Series will go on sale on tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., the Los Angeles Dodgers announced today. Postseason tickets will be available both online at Dodgers.com/postseason and at the Dodger Stadium box office.

The National League postseason gets underway with the Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and the best-of-five Division Series begins on Thursday, October 4. The best-of-seven National League Championship Series starts Friday, October 12. The Dodgers' potential postseason schedule is attached and can also be viewed online at Dodgers.com/postseason.

For all potential postseason games, tickets are not purchased for a specific date, but for a corresponding home game in each postseason round. Game times will be announced at a later date.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers proudly welcome Billie Jean King & Ilana Kloss to ownership group

The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that social activists, tennis champions and longtime partners Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss have joined the team's ownership group.

"As someone born, raised and educated in Southern California, it is an honor to be part of the Dodger ownership group," King said. "Mark Walter and the entire Dodger organization are a first-class operation that have proven to be leaders in sports on and off the field of play. We share a commitment to equality and inclusion, including the LGBTQ community, and we hope to further expand the team's efforts in those areas as we move forward together."

The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that social activists, tennis champions and longtime partners Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss have joined the team's ownership group.

"As someone born, raised and educated in Southern California, it is an honor to be part of the Dodger ownership group," King said. "Mark Walter and the entire Dodger organization are a first-class operation that have proven to be leaders in sports on and off the field of play. We share a commitment to equality and inclusion, including the LGBTQ community, and we hope to further expand the team's efforts in those areas as we move forward together."

"I have been fortunate to work closely with Mark and Kimbra Walter on some projects, and I'm looking forward to being part of the Dodgers' ownership group and helping the team expand its reach with new audiences," Kloss added. "I hope to work with the team at a variety of levels and I share the organization's proven commitment to excellence on the field and in the community."

"We're excited and proud to welcome two trailblazing athletes, social advocates and businesswomen, Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, to our ownership group," said Mark Walter, Dodger Owner and Chairman. "Just like Billie Jean and Ilana, the Dodger franchise has a history of and commitment to breaking barriers, inclusion and winning, and we're looking forward to them continuing to promote these attributes within our organization."

Said Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr., "Major League Baseball is pleased to welcome Billie Jean King and her partner Ilana Kloss to the Los Angeles Dodgers' ownership group. Billie Jean King is a true American trailblazer who has tirelessly championed for gender pay equality, LGBTQ rights, and diverse, inclusive workforce leadership. Through her groundbreaking efforts, she has earned some of the most highly regarded recognitions available to athletes and advocates. Ilana Kloss is well-known for being both a professional tennis player and for her work as the chief executive officer and commissioner of World TeamTennis. We are excited to have them both join the National Pastime."

King and Kloss co-founded the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, which addresses inclusion and diversity issues in the workplace. The couple also are founding board members of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and both serve on the executive committee of the Women's Sports Foundation (WSF). Founded by King in 1974, WSF works to advance the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity and has awarded more than $80 million in educational and cash grants since its inception. King and Kloss also have been longtime owners in World TeamTennis at both the league and team levels.

Named one of the "100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century" by Life magazine and a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, King was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987 after a professional career in which she won 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles, including a record 20 Wimbledon championships. In 2006, she became the first woman to have a major sports venue named in her honor when The USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., was rededicated as the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in recognition of her accomplishments on and off the court. She was also the subject of Fox Searchlight's critically acclaimed 2017 film, Battle of the Sexes, which depicts the cultural and social impact of her groundbreaking match against Bobby Riggs. She also founded the Women's Tennis Association and is a past member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

King's Los Angeles and baseball ties date to her childhood in Long Beach, where she grew up playing youth basketball and softball before taking up tennis at age 11. She graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School and also attended California State University, Los Angeles from 1961-64. King's younger brother, Randy Moffitt, pitched in 12 Major League seasons with the Giants, Astros and Blue Jays from 1972-83.

Kloss is the president of Billie Jean Enterprises and the former CEO and Commissioner of World TeamTennis, managing both the professional sports league and the nationwide grassroots recreational programs. A former No. 1 doubles player and U.S. Open doubles champion, she is a member of both the National and International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Kloss, a native of South Africa, serves on the executive board of the Tennis Industry Association and was named the Sports Businesswoman of the Year by the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center in 2007.

In addition, to joining the Dodgers ownership group, King and Kloss are also expected to join Mark Walter as a member of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks ownership group, pending league approval.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Brewers announce Wild Card & NLDS single-game ticket availability details

Single-game tickets on sale Friday, September 28 at 10 a.m. Ct

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers continue a postseason run and today the team announced details related to the purchase of single-game tickets for potential Wild Card and National League Division Series (NLDS) games at Miller Park.

Single-game Wild Card and NLDS tickets will be available for purchase online only -- beginning with a series of exclusive presales the week of September 24. Please see below for a complete schedule of postseason presales and single-game ticket opportunities. All sales will have a limit of four tickets per game, per customer. Please note, all single-game postseason tickets will be delivered digitally via the MLB Ballpark App on game day. For more information please visit Brewers.com/ballparkapp.

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers continue a postseason run and today the team announced details related to the purchase of single-game tickets for potential Wild Card and National League Division Series (NLDS) games at Miller Park.

Single-game Wild Card and NLDS tickets will be available for purchase online only -- beginning with a series of exclusive presales the week of September 24. Please see below for a complete schedule of postseason presales and single-game ticket opportunities. All sales will have a limit of four tickets per game, per customer. Please note, all single-game postseason tickets will be delivered digitally via the MLB Ballpark App on game day. For more information please visit Brewers.com/ballparkapp.

Single-game tickets for the Wild Card and National League Division Series will open to the general public on Friday, September 28 beginning at 10 a.m. CT.

Season Seat Holder Presale
Monday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. CT through Thursday, September 27 at 11:59 p.m. CT

10-Pack Holder Presale
Tuesday, September 25 from 10:00 a.m. CT through Thursday, September 27 at 11:59 p.m. CT

Wisconsin Residents Presale
Thursday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. CT to 11:59 p.m. CT

General Public Sale
Friday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. CT

In the event fans purchase tickets for any postseason game that does not occur, the full value of the purchase (including fees) will be refunded to the credit card within 10 days of the scheduled game. Seating and pricing information is available at Brewers.com/postseason.

Details related to availability of tickets for later rounds of the postseason would be announced at a later date.

All customers will have an opportunity to add on parking passes during the ordering process. Digital parking passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

In the event of a tiebreaker game at Miller Park, tickets would go on sale to Wisconsin residents only on Sunday, September 30 at 12:00 p.m. CT and to the general public at 5:00 p.m. CT.

For more information, please visit Brewers.com/postseason, call 414-902-4000 or visit the Miller Park Box Office.

How to Guarantee Postseason Tickets for ALL Rounds
The easiest way for fans to guarantee tickets to postseason games is by placing a deposit on a 2019 Season Ticket Plan. There are several options for 2019, each coming with rights to purchase tickets for the 2018 postseason. Fans who place a deposit for a Full-Season Ticket Plan receive access to purchase a full strip for all postseason games played at Miller Park, while fans who place a deposit on a 2019 20-Game Plan will receive access to purchase tickets to each game, with the exception of the World Series.

To learn more about guaranteeing your spot for the postseason with a 2019 season ticket plan, call 414-902-HITS or visit Brewers.com/ticketplans today.

Milwaukee Brewers

Astros announce 2018 Minor League Players of the Year

Both players will be recognized on the field at Minute Maid Park on Saturday

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros player development department has named OF Kyle Tucker the 2018 Astros Minor League Player of the Year, and RHP Josh James the 2018 Astros Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

This marks the second-consecutive Astros Minor League Player of the Year Award for Tucker, who batted .332 with 27 doubles, three triples, 24 homers, 93 RBI, 20 stolen bases and a .989 OPS (.400 OBP/.590 SLG) in 100 games with the Triple A Fresno Grizzlies. The 21-year-old was also named the Baseball America Triple A Player of the Year and a Baseball America First Team Minor League All-Star. Tucker led all Triple A hitters in OPS and ranked third in batting average despite being the second-youngest player at the Triple A level. In addition to being named a Pacific Coast League Midseason All-Star, Tucker also received two PCL Player of the Week awards (June 18-24; Aug. 20-26) and was named the PCL August Player of the Month.

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros player development department has named OF Kyle Tucker the 2018 Astros Minor League Player of the Year, and RHP Josh James the 2018 Astros Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

This marks the second-consecutive Astros Minor League Player of the Year Award for Tucker, who batted .332 with 27 doubles, three triples, 24 homers, 93 RBI, 20 stolen bases and a .989 OPS (.400 OBP/.590 SLG) in 100 games with the Triple A Fresno Grizzlies. The 21-year-old was also named the Baseball America Triple A Player of the Year and a Baseball America First Team Minor League All-Star. Tucker led all Triple A hitters in OPS and ranked third in batting average despite being the second-youngest player at the Triple A level. In addition to being named a Pacific Coast League Midseason All-Star, Tucker also received two PCL Player of the Week awards (June 18-24; Aug. 20-26) and was named the PCL August Player of the Month.

Tucker was selected by the Astros with the fifth overall pick in the first round of the 2015 MLB draft and is ranked by multiple third party outlets as the top position player prospect in the Astros system. The Tampa, Fla., native made his Major League debut with the Astros on July 7 at Minute Maid Park and has played in 22 games at the big league level with Houston across three stints with the club.

James put together one of the most dominant seasons in the minor leagues this year, combining to go 6-4 with a 3.23 ERA (41ER/114.1IP), 171 strikeouts and a .191 opponent batting average in 23 games (21 starts) between Triple A Fresno (17g) and Double A Corpus Christi (6g). The 25-year-old led the minor leagues in strikeouts per 9.0 innings ratio (13.46) and strikeout rate (36.3%). His 171 strikeouts were tied for the fourth-most in the minor leagues and were the most by an Astros minor league pitcher in over a decade.

James made his Major League debut with the Astros on Sept. 1 vs. the Angels, striking out nine batters in 5.0 innings to tie the second-most strikeouts recorded by an Astros pitcher in a Major League debut. Selected by the Astros in the 34th round of the 2014 MLB Draft, James surpassed Darryl Kile (30th round, 1987 MLB Draft) as the lowest-drafted pitcher in franchise history to make a start in Major Leagues for Houston.

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Houston Astros

Red Sox pitcher Austin Maddox undergoes successful surgery

BOSTON, MA - Boston Red Sox right-handed pitcher Austin Maddox underwent successful surgery yesterday at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

Maddox, 27, underwent a right shoulder rotator cuff surgery, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Maddox's recovery time is expected to be approximately 12 months.

BOSTON, MA - Boston Red Sox right-handed pitcher Austin Maddox underwent successful surgery yesterday at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

Maddox, 27, underwent a right shoulder rotator cuff surgery, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Maddox's recovery time is expected to be approximately 12 months.

Boston Red Sox

Sounds and Texas Rangers announce 4-year player development contract

Rangers become 8th Major League affiliate in Sounds' history

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Sounds announced today they have signed a four-year Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Texas Rangers, which will run through the conclusion of the 2022 season.

"This is an exciting day in Nashville Sounds Baseball history," said Sounds General Manager Adam Nuse. "Forming a partnership with one of the most well-respected organizations in Major League Baseball is thrilling for our organization and the City of Nashville. With leadership from Ray Davis, Neil Leibman and Jon Daniels, the Texas Rangers are a first-class franchise and we're ecstatic to build this relationship."

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Sounds announced today they have signed a four-year Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Texas Rangers, which will run through the conclusion of the 2022 season.

"This is an exciting day in Nashville Sounds Baseball history," said Sounds General Manager Adam Nuse. "Forming a partnership with one of the most well-respected organizations in Major League Baseball is thrilling for our organization and the City of Nashville. With leadership from Ray Davis, Neil Leibman and Jon Daniels, the Texas Rangers are a first-class franchise and we're ecstatic to build this relationship."

Texas is the eighth Major League team the Sounds have affiliated with since the franchise was founded in 1978. The Rangers have created a winning culture with an 849-761 (.527) record over the last 10 years. Texas has won four American League West Division Championships during the stretch and has played in two World Series (2010 & 2011). During that same 10-year span, Rangers Triple-A affiliates have produced a 721-705 (.506) record with three division titles.

"The Texas Rangers are very pleased to enter into this four-year Player Development Contract with the Nashville Sounds," said Texas Rangers Co-Chairman and Managing Partner Ray Davis. "Led by Frank Ward and Adam Nuse, the Sounds are one of Minor League Baseball's top organizations."

"The Sounds have received incredible fan support as the franchise finished fourth in Minor League Baseball in overall attendance with over 600,000 fans attending games at beautiful First Tennessee Park in downtown Nashville in 2018. For a number of reasons, this became a very attractive location for our Triple-A club and we look forward to a productive relationship with the Sounds," said Davis.

"The Nashville Sounds front office has a great reputation of taking care of its players, and we believe this is a tremendous opportunity," said Texas Rangers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels. "I think our players and development staff will enjoy playing and working in an environment with first-class facilities and an exciting game atmosphere."

Since opening state-of-the-art First Tennessee Park in 2015, over two million fans have passed through the gates to watch Nashville Sounds baseball.

In 2020, the Rangers open Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The projected $1.1 billion stadium will be complete with a retractable roof and have approximately 40,000 seats.

Four Texas Rangers farmhands are in the MLB Pipeline Top 100 prospect list. OF Leody Taveras (No. 42), OF Willie Calhoun (No. 47), OF Julio Pablo Martinez (No. 58) and RHP Cole Winn (No. 94) could don a Sounds uniform in the next few years.

Former players to play with both the Nashville Sounds and Texas Rangers include Prince Fielder, Nelson Cruz, Yovani Gallardo, Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress.

The 2019 Nashville Sounds coaching staff will be announced later this fall.

Texas Rangers

Jaime Jarrín agrees to multi-year contract extension

LOS ANGELES -- Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín will return to the Dodgers for a 61st and 62nd season in 2019 and 2020 and has agreed to a multi-year contract extension, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced today.

Jarrín will be available to the media Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Dodger Stadium Interview Room, prior to his Ring of Honor induction ceremony.

LOS ANGELES -- Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín will return to the Dodgers for a 61st and 62nd season in 2019 and 2020 and has agreed to a multi-year contract extension, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced today.

Jarrín will be available to the media Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Dodger Stadium Interview Room, prior to his Ring of Honor induction ceremony.

Said Jarrín, "It seems like it was just yesterday that I was at the Coliseum in 1959 and started my work with the Dodgers, the time goes so fast. I'm still enjoying it just as much as I did 60 years ago. I love what I do, and it's a privilege for me to be able to do it. I have had the opportunity to work with the best of the best, ballplayers, broadcasters and staff, and I have been so fortunate throughout my career. Of course, I have to thank the Dodgers and especially my wife Blanca for her support and for allowing me to do what I love all these years."

"Jaime Jarrín is a Hall of Famer in every sense of the word, and the Dodgers are lucky to have had him behind the mic for the past 60 years as he's chronicled the greatest moments in Los Angeles history with his unique storytelling and iconic style," said Lon Rosen, Dodger Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "We're thrilled that Jaime is returning with this multi-year contract extension and are looking forward to celebrating him Friday night."

On Friday, Jarrín will become the 12th inductee into the Dodgers' Ring of Honor, joining Pee Wee Reese, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Jim Gilliam, Don Sutton, Walter Alston, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson, Don Drysdale and Vin Scully in having their name/number permanently affixed to Dodger Stadium. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the 6:30 p.m. ceremony.

During the course of his 60-year Dodger career, which began in the club's second season in Los Angeles in 1959, Jarrín has been lauded as one of the all-time great baseball announcers, including his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award. He became only the second Spanish-language announcer to earn that honor, joining Buck Canel. Jarrín is a member of both the Southern California Sports Broadcasters' Association and the California Broadcasters' Association Halls of Fame, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, dedicated in September 1998. His other major honors include La Gran Cruz al Merito en El Grado de Comendador received in Ecuador in January 1992, being honored by the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) Foundation with an AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Award in 2011 and earning Hall of Fame recognition by the Associated Press Television-Radio Association (APTRA) in 2011.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Padres statements on the passing of Don Welke

Statement from San Diego Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and General Partner Peter Seidler:

"We are extremely saddened by the passing of our dear friend Don Welke. He was a legend in the baseball world and an invaluable member of the Padres front office. Don was a super scout and a super guy, and we will miss him greatly."

Statement from San Diego Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and General Partner Peter Seidler:

"We are extremely saddened by the passing of our dear friend Don Welke. He was a legend in the baseball world and an invaluable member of the Padres front office. Don was a super scout and a super guy, and we will miss him greatly."

Statement from San Diego Padres Executive Vice President & General Manager A.J. Preller:

"Don had a tremendous career in baseball, both as a talent evaluator and in the relationships that he built. He was a visionary who knew and loved baseball, and he shared that knowledge and passion with me and countless other scouts throughout his five decades in the game. Beyond his accomplishments, Don was a loyal and generous friend. Everyone whose lives he touched were better for having known him."

San Diego Padres

Homestand highlights for Sept. 21-26

St. Louis Blues Theme Night & Fan Appreciation Weekend highlight final homestand of 2018

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 20, 2018 - The Cardinals are back at Busch after taking two of three games in Atlanta. The six-game homestand kicks off with a three-game weekend series against the San Francisco Giants (September 21-23) and concludes with three games versus the Milwaukee Brewers (September 24-26). The thirteenth and final homestand of the season is highlighted by Fan Appreciation Weekend and Ryan Ludwick's Bud Bash event. 

Friday, September 21, 2018 - Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (7:15 p.m.)
MLB Network Showcase National Broadcast (out-of-market only)
Fan Appreciation Weekend
Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 20, 2018 - The Cardinals are back at Busch after taking two of three games in Atlanta. The six-game homestand kicks off with a three-game weekend series against the San Francisco Giants (September 21-23) and concludes with three games versus the Milwaukee Brewers (September 24-26). The thirteenth and final homestand of the season is highlighted by Fan Appreciation Weekend and Ryan Ludwick's Bud Bash event. 

Friday, September 21, 2018 - Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (7:15 p.m.)
MLB Network Showcase National Broadcast (out-of-market only)
Fan Appreciation Weekend
Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

Hockey Sweater Giveaway: 30,000 fans ages 16 and older, will take home a one-of-a-kind Cardinals hockey sweater, courtesy of FOX Sports Midwest. #CardsPromo

St. Louis Blues Theme Night: Celebrate #TeamSTL and kick off the St. Louis Blues 2018-19 season at Busch Stadium. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Fredbird and Louie dual bobblehead. Come early for a pregame pep rally and a concert by The Funky Butt Brass Band! Theme Tickets are currently sold out.  #CardsTheme

Summer Grant Ceremony: In an afternoon ceremony, Cardinals Care will distribute more than $178,000 to 85 area nonprofit groups that support local kids. A Cardinals player, executives and Fredbird will all take part in the afternoon event. #CardsCare

Cardinals en Español: Tonight's game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina. The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app.  #STLCardenales or #SomosSTL

Artifact Spotlight: Before every Friday home game, the Cardinals Museum highlights artifacts in the collection not currently on display during a pregame presentation inside the Museum at 3:00 & 3:30. Today's featured item relates to the club joining the National League in 1892. To purchase museum tickets, visit cardinals.com/museum.  #CardsMuseum

Flashback Friday: Before every Friday home game at 4:00 p.m., the Cardinals Museum will host a presentation about Cardinals history or a museum-related topic from one of the Museum's staff members, a former player or a visiting author. Today's presentation will be led by former Cardinals pitcher Bob Tewksbury.  To purchase museum tickets, visitcardinals.com/museum.  #CardsMuseum

Boots at Busch Finals: 93.7 The Bull and the Cardinals present the Boots at Busch country concert series. Tonight's final battle features Jordan McCants, Shotgun CreekMiss E & The Rebels and Jessica Tipton. Gate 6 will open at 4:25 p.m. for the event. Performances begin at 4:45 p.m. in Ford Plaza. Specially-priced Boots at Busch tickets are currently sold out.

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from tonight's raffle ticket donations. The other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/5050.  #CardsCare5050

Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Auction tables will be located inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community.  #CardsCare

MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gates 1 and 3 through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (12:05 p.m.)
FOX Saturday Baseball National Broadcast
Fan Appreciation Weekend
Gates open at 10:05 a.m.

Sweatshirt Giveaway: 30,000 fans ages 16 and older, will receive a Cardinals sweatshirt, presented by Modern Agriculture supported by Bayer.  #CardsPromo

Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals pitcher Bob Tewksbury will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.  #CardsMuseum

Congressional Award Statewide Ceremony: Bill DeWitt III and the Cardinals will host Congressional Award medalists from the state of Missouri in a postgame ceremony in Cunningham Corner.

Cardinals en Español: Today's game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina. The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app. #STLCardenales or #SomosSTL

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from today's raffle ticket donations. The other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/5050.  #CardsCare5050

MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (1:15 p.m.)
MLB Network Showcase National Broadcast (out-of-market only)
Fan Appreciation Weekend
Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

Adult Winter Hat Giveaway: 30,000 fans ages 16 and older, will take home their very own Cardinals winter hat with flaps, presented by Cooper Tires. #CardsPromo

Magnet Schedule Giveaway: All fans entering with a ticket will receive a 2019 Cardinals magnet schedule, courtesy of Shelter Insurance. #CardsPromo

Six Flags Day: Children under 48 inches will receive a free ticket to Six Flags, valid any one day, excluding Saturdays, until October 28. #CardsPromo

Prairie Farms Kids Run the Bases: Following the game, fans ages 15 and under are invited to run the bases of Busch Stadium (weather permitting). Presented by Prairie Farms.

Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star frozen treats (while supplies last).

Reliving History: Join us for Reliving History with Miles Mikolas at the Cardinals Museum after the game at 6:00 p.m. Guests of this special event will enjoy a photo opportunity with the 2018 All-Star and a presentation featuring Mikolas and Cardinals executives discussing his career and how the Cardinals scouted Mikolas in Japan. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit cardinals.com/museum.

Cardinals en Español: Today's game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina. The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app.  #STLCardenales or #SomosSTL

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from today's raffle ticket donations. The other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/5050.  #CardsCare5050

MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Monday, September 24, 2018 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

College Theme Night #3: Take a break from the books and celebrate the start of the school year with College Night presented by WGU Missouri. For just $20, fans will receive a ticket to the game and an exclusive Cardinals quarter zip sweatshirt.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/college. #CardsTheme

Groom's Cake Dive: Witness the fun as 12 grooms-to-be dive headfirst into a multi-tiered wedding cake filled with special wedding-themed prizes. The 5th annual Groom's Cake Dive presented by St. Louis Best Bridal will take place at approximately 6:30 p.m. in Budweiser Terrace.

Dream Weavers: Luke Weaver will host a group from Do The Right Thing for tonight's game as part of his Dream Weavers player ticket program.

MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gates 1 and 3 through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

Ryan Ludwick Budweiser Bash Theme Event: Fans who purchase a special Bud Bash Theme Ticket will receive a limited-edition Ryan Ludwick bobblehead as we celebrate Cardinal fan favorites. VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Ryan in the Budweiser Terrace. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/budbash.  #BudBash

Battle at Busch Finals: 105.7 The Point and the Cardinals present the Battle at Busch concert series. Tonight's final battle features Postal Modern, HOOkiEJoe Miller and Guerrilla Theory. Gate 6 will open at 4:50 p.m. for the event. Performances begin at 5:15 p.m. in Budweiser Terrace. Tickets are available for $5 to each Battle at Busch game at cardinals.com/battleatbusch. 

High School Video Challenge Winners: The club will recognize students from Clayton High School during a pregame ceremony in recognition for their winning entry in the team's High School Student Video Challenge. The students collaborated to write, develop and produce a short video featuring Ozzie Smith and Fredbird promoting the Cardinals and their high school. Fans can watch the students' entry and the final feature video at cardinals.com/student. 

Tsunami Waves: Carlos Martínez will host a group from St. Cecilia School for tonight's game as part of his Tsunami Waves player ticket program.

Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Auction tables will be located at Gates 1 and 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community.  #CardsCare

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 4:45 p.m.

Magnet Schedule Giveaway: All fans entering with a ticket will receive a 2019 Cardinals magnet schedule, courtesy of Shelter Insurance. #CardsPromo

Ticket Voucher Giveaway: All fans entering with a ticket will receive a voucher good for a free ticket to a 2019 Cardinals regular season home game.  #CardsPromo

Memphis Redbirds Theme Night: Celebrate the Memphis Redbirds 2017 PCL Championship at Busch Stadium! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will take home a replica 2017 PCL Championship ring. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/memphis.  #CardsTheme

Cardinals Music Contest Winners: The club will recognize KT Clark, Nite Owl, Beth Huonker and Nate Hershey during a pregame ceremony in recognition for their winning entry in the team's first ever music contest. The group collaborated to write, produce and perform the song "Cardinals Nation (Hearts are Pumpin')". Fans can listen to the song at cardinals.com/musiccontest. #CardsMusic

MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

MORE INFORMATION

**Getting to the Game - Eastbound Interstate 64 11th Street Ramp Closed**

Fans heading downtown for Cardinals games on September 21-26 will need to avoid the eastbound I-64 ramp to 11th Street, as MoDOT crews have closed the ramp as part of on-going repair work. The ramp will be closed throughout the Cardinals homestand. Drivers can use the 14th Street ramp or the 6th Street ramp to get into the downtown area.

Blues-Themed Batting Practice Jersey Auctions

Online auctions for 26 autographed Blues-themed batting practice jerseys worn by Cardinal players prior to last year's Blues Theme Night on September 29, 2017 begins on Friday, September 21 and runs through September 28. The auction will also feature 50 non-autographed jerseys worn prior to the Blues Theme Night game this Friday. Proceeds from the online jersey auction will benefit Cardinals Care. Fans can bid at cardinals.com/community.

#CompleteGamer - Celebrating Bob Gibson in 2018

On April 15th, 59 years to the date of his first Major League start, the Cardinals launched the #CompleteGamer fan engagement campaign to honor Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson, who played his entire 17-year career with the Cardinals and ended his career with more complete games (255) than his franchise leading number of wins (251).

As part of the campaign, fans are asked to share examples of people that they know who are a #CompleteGamer in their own respective field or vocation. Each week, the team will highlight at least one fan #CompleteGamer and they will receive a special Gibson autographed item from the team. Fans can nominate someone through an online submission form at cardinals.com/Gibson.

2018 Yearbook Celebrates Golden Anniversary of Gibson and the Year of the Pitcher

Bob Gibson stood taller than ever in 1968, delivering a masterful mix of shutouts, streaks and strikeouts while his 1.12 ERA raised the bar (and helped lower the mound) for every pitcher who's followed. It was a season for the ages, and on the 50th anniversary of the Hall of Famer's pitching tour-de-force, the 2018 Cardinals Yearbook salutes the man and the season that re-wrote the record books. 

This gorgeous and colorful keepsake features an in-depth Q&A presenting Gibby's personal insight into '68, a game-by-game breakdown of his 34 regular-season and three World Series starts, exclusive recollections of Hall-of-Fame opponents like Hank Aaron, Al Kaline and Billy Williams, and a wide-ranging package of features documenting all of the stories that defined the Year of the Pitcher. Adorned with signature studio and action pictures of the 2018 Cardinals, this yearbook is a complete-game experience for Redbird fans of all ages!

Now on sale at Busch Stadium, fans can purchase this keepsake inside each stadium gate, team store locations, merchandise stands throughout the concourses and Cardinals Authentics shops inside Ballpark Village and Ford Plaza. Also available at major St. Louis area retailers, cardinals.com/yearbook and 314-345-9000.

Cardinals Magazine - Carpenter, Shildt and Club's 2018 HOF Class Highlight Issue 4

Between mashing homers and stirring up his now famous salsa, Matt Carpenter is one of baseball's biggest stories and, in an exclusive interview in the new issue of Cardinals Magazine, the NL MVP candidate chronicles his rise that's helped ignite his team's second-half surge and the saucy sensation of #ItsGottaBeTheSalsa!

You'll also love the Q&A with interim manager Mike Shildt, the tribute to No. 2 Red Schoendienst from his family and former players Ted Simmons and Mike Shannon, the celebration of the Cardinals 2018 Hall of Fame Class of Ray Lankford, Vince Coleman and Harry Brecheen and the 20th anniversary celebration of Mark McGwire's march to 70 home runs through the eyes of the slugger, who offer commentary on photographs from the 1998 campaign.

Purchase your copy at Busch Stadium inside each stadium gate, team store locations, merchandise stands throughout the concourse and Cardinals Authentics shops inside Ballpark Village and Ford Plaza. Also available by subscription at cardinals.com/publications or call 314-345-9000.

Updated Prohibited Items Policy

Fans may now bring empty cups, empty mugs, empty plastic bottles and ice packs into Busch Stadium. Fans can visit cardinals.com/security for the complete inspection policy & prohibited items list.

Busch Stadium Re-Entry

Exit stamps will be available for guests who need to exit the stadium but plan to return. The stamps will be located at Gate 1 (southeast corner of stadium) and Gate 4 (northwest corner of stadium).

Smoking Gate Relocation

Busch Stadium has moved the Smoking Gate to outside of Gate 1 (southeast corner of stadium). This new space includes a covered area for guest and free access in/out of the area.

Fan Information Guide

The Busch Stadium Fan Information Guide can be viewed at cardinals.com/info.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

The Cardinals are proud to continue to offer the Individual ($50) and Family ($85) Museum Membership options for fans in 2018. Visit cardinals.com/membership for a detailed list of membership benefits. #CardsMuseum

This year's new special exhibit entitled "Goodwill through Baseball: Cardinals Across the Pacific" examines how the Cardinals MLB's baseball goodwill tours across the Pacific have helped pave the way for players to join leagues in the United States and Japan. Additionally, the official World Baseball Classic trophy will be on display as part of the exhibit through Memorial Day. Photo opportunities will be available on Saturday home games in April and May.  The special exhibit is open to the public through the conclusion of the 2018 baseball season and is included with admission to the museum.

The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and remains open through the 7th inning on home game nights. Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinals.com/museum.

Official Team Media Guide

The Cardinals official team media guide has long been relied upon by journalists and broadcasters who cover the team. Containing stats, photos and biographies of every player in the Cardinals organization, along with the definitive history of the club since its inception, the official team Media Guide is the most comprehensive book about the Cardinals. The 2018 Media Guide is available for $20 at the Official Cardinals Team Store, the Cardinals Authentics Shop or online at cardinals.com/mediaguide.

Official 2018 Team Scorecard

Purchase the scorecard individually-or with the latest edition of Cardinals Magazine for just $5-from Busch Stadium vendors inside the gates, team store locations and red merchandise carts. Scorecards are also available for purchase at cardinals.com/scorecard.

Cardinals Authentics

Cardinals Authentics specializes in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed memorabilia direct from the club. Fans can visit one of the two Cardinals Authentics locations inside Cardinals Nation or in the Ford Plaza. The Cardinals Nation location is open daily from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. On game nights, the Ford Plaza shop will remain open 30 minutes after last pitch while the Cardinals Nation shop will remain open one hour after the final pitch.

Fans can pre-order game-used bases for any game in the 2018 season by calling 314.345.9851 or emailing gameused@cardinals.com. For more information, visit cardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter @CardsAuthentics. #CardsAuthentics

Cardinals Insider with Ozzie Smith

Cardinals Insider is a Mid-America Emmy-nominated weekly news magazine television show hosted by Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith. Now in its third season, the club-produced, half-hour show is available within 18 television markets in nine states. It provides fans with behind-the-scenes, insider access to the Cardinals from team journalists. Cardinals Insider gives fans an all-access pass to everything Cardinals baseball featuring exclusive interviews, news updates, profiles and more. For more information and an updated programming schedule for the show, head to cardinals.com/insider.  #CardsInsider

Official Pre-Game Parties

Back again, Cardinals Nation will host the Official Pre-Game Party of the St. Louis Cardinals before every game. The ticketed pep-rally style party is located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in the Hall of Fame Club, two and a half hours prior to every Cardinals home game during the 2018 season. This exclusive Cardinals Nation pre-game event includes a full buffet menu, all-inclusive bar and a DJ or live music all the way until first pitch. Only 200 tickets will be allotted for each game, which fans can purchase at cardinals.com/pregame for digital delivery.

Cardinals Nation Food Truck

Fans can follow the #CardsFoodTruck on Twitter (@CardsFoodTruck) for weekly truck location announcements. To view the full menu, fans can visit cardinals.com/foodtruck. Booking opportunities are available by calling 314.345.9880 or emailing foodtruck@cardinals.com.

Hispanic Outreach

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced they will produce 39 Spanish language home radio broadcasts during the 2018 season as part of the club's continuing effort to better reach the team's rapidly growing Spanish-speaking fan base.

All of the Cardinals' Spanish broadcast information, video and social initiatives can be found at cardinals.com/SomosSTL. Join the conversation using #STLCardenales or #SomosSTL.

Social Media
Twitter (@Cardinals)
Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals)
Instagram (Cardinals)
Snapchat (cardinals)

For more info, and a list of verified player Twitter accounts, visit cardinals.com/social. Join the conversation using #STLCards.

Cardinals in the Community

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community-both on and off the baseball field. Established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested over $24 million to support St. Louis area children and built or renovated 23 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods. Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Dexter Fowler Field at Hess Park in Decatur, Ill. in 2017.

This season marks the 15th year of Cardinals Care's innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 2,500 kids who participate in the program each year. Fans can learn how to support Cardinals Care by visiting cardinals.com/community. #CardsCare

One Cardinal Way

The Cardinals and the Cordish Companies have opened a leasing center for One Cardinal Way, the 297-unit luxury apartment building being constructed at the northwest corner of Broadway and Clark Street, complete with a model unit. The leasing center, located at 601 Clark Street inside Ballpark Village, provides prospective residents an opportunity to view, touch and feel a fully built out kitchen, bath and living room. 

Tours are now available Tuesday-Friday between the hours of 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 1p.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. Fans can visit OneCardinalWay.com for more information.

Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village is the premiere dining and entertainment destination in the region. Located in the heart of St. Louis' central business district adjacent to Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village provides guests with a wide range of entertainment, food and beverage, as well as a variety of events 365 days a year. Join us before and after every single home game for exciting entertainment, giveaways, games, and Todd Thomas!

No ticket, no problem! Ballpark Village offers an unprecedented watch party experience with over 1,200 square feet of TVs with direct stadium feed, as well as Budweiser Brew House Deck Parties post-game every Friday with DJ Todd Thomas and Official Cardinals Away Game Watch Parties with premium giveaways.

Fan-Friendly Values

Dynamic Deals of the Week: The Cardinals' dynamic pricing system allows them to offer outstanding ticket savings to fans throughout the season. Special values will be highlighted each Monday as part of the "Dynamic Deals of the Week" promotion. Fans can view the Dynamic Deals at cardinals.com/dynamicdeal.

KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: At 9:00 a.m. on the day of each home game, the first 275 fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets to that day's game for just $11.20. The voucher may be redeemed 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the game at Gate 1. Visit cardinals.com/firstpitch for full details.

Nathan's Famous Family Sundays: Enjoy Sunday games in select Pavilion and Terrace level seats at a special low price. Each ticket purchased also includes a free Coca-Cola and a Hunter hot dog. Tickets start at just $10 each! Visit cardinals.com/nathansfamous to purchase tickets or for more details.

Phillips 66 Discount Ticket Offer: Fill up with 8 gallons or more at participating Phillips 66 and receive a voucher for up to 50% off a pair of tickets to a Cardinals game. Visit cardinals.com/phillips66 for details.

Cardinals/Six Flags Double Play Combo: Each Double Play Combo includes a ticket to a 2018 Cardinals game and one admission to Six Flags for just $55. Visit cardinals.com/sixflagsto purchase tickets or for more details.

Fans can see all of the 2018 Fan Values at cardinals.com/fanvalues.

St. Louis Cardinals

Kevin Babusiak named vice president of partnership activation and strategy

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers have named Kevin Babusiak as vice president of partnership activation and strategy. The announcement was made by Brewers Chief Revenue Officer Jason Hartlund.

"Kevin brings to the Brewers a wealth of experience managing partner activations across the country," said Hartlund. "The organization's goal is to have a deep and broad understanding of our partners' business goals and objectives, and the addition of Kevin brings us a great resource in that pursuit."

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers have named Kevin Babusiak as vice president of partnership activation and strategy. The announcement was made by Brewers Chief Revenue Officer Jason Hartlund.

"Kevin brings to the Brewers a wealth of experience managing partner activations across the country," said Hartlund. "The organization's goal is to have a deep and broad understanding of our partners' business goals and objectives, and the addition of Kevin brings us a great resource in that pursuit."

Babusiak most recently served as group director for Octagon, one of the largest sports and entertainment agencies in the world. In that role, he was responsible for sponsorship strategy, activation and hospitality programs for brands such as Allstate Insurance, Kaiser Permanente, ABIn-Bev and Coca-Cola. He oversaw the success of activation and strategy with those brands at prestigious events including the Super Bowl, the NCAA Men's Final Four, Allstate Sugar Bowl and College Football Playoff National Championship, Boston Pride and the Copa America Centenario.

In his new role, Babusiak will lead the Brewers activation staff and will also serve as the main liaison with the organization's Business Strategy and Analytics Department.

"I am honored to join the Brewers organization," said Babusiak. "I am excited to build upon the success here in Milwaukee by bringing my years of agency, brand and event experience to our team's current and future partners."

Babusiak, a graduate of Indiana University, resides in Brookfield, Wisconsin with his wife Kate and four children: Gavin, Anna Claire and Chandler Elle.

Milwaukee Brewers

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