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2019 season ticket packages on-sale

Fans renewing by October 26 get access to exclusive offers, including free parking and a chance to win their season tickets!

The Kansas City Royals are announcing new and exclusive season ticket packages and offers for the 2019 season. Fans can purchase 80-, 41-, and 21-game packages and must renew or purchase by October 26 to take advantage of the exciting and brand-new offers.

Season Ticket Members will receive three months of free parking during the months of March, April and May if they purchase by the deadline. The "Three for Free" promotion is available to both existing Season Ticket Members and fans interested in placing a new deposit for the 2019 season.

The Kansas City Royals are announcing new and exclusive season ticket packages and offers for the 2019 season. Fans can purchase 80-, 41-, and 21-game packages and must renew or purchase by October 26 to take advantage of the exciting and brand-new offers.

Season Ticket Members will receive three months of free parking during the months of March, April and May if they purchase by the deadline. The "Three for Free" promotion is available to both existing Season Ticket Members and fans interested in placing a new deposit for the 2019 season.

On November 1, fans will also have the opportunity to "Hit for Your Seats." During the day, all eligible Season Ticket Members can come on the field at Kauffman Stadium and swing for an opportunity to win their seats for the 2019 season (up to $10,000 in value). Fans will receive an email with information on reserving a time slot for this special event. Each person will get the opportunity to swing at five pitches from a pitching machine. Wood bats and helmets will be provided. The Season Ticket Members will take swings themselves or assign a "proxy" to swing for them. All individuals are subject to rules and regulations.

As a special gift for renewing, Season Ticket Members will get an exclusive dual bobblehead of World Series MVPs Bret Saberhagen and Salvador Perez. Each are depicted holding World Series trophies.

Among the new benefits for 2019, Season Ticket Members will have the opportunity to purchase a "Theme Pack." This guarantees the Season Ticket Member at least seven Theme Ticket items from the 2019 season.  

For additional information or to place your deposit, please visit www.royals.com/seasontickets. Fans can also call 816-504-4040, option 2 or email seasonsales@royals.com. Members of the media may contact the Royals Publicity Department at (816) 921-8000.

Kansas City Royals

Padres Rename Prospect Game 'Don Welke On Deck Classic' in Honor of Late V.P. of Scouting

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres announced today that they have renamed their annual prospect game the Don Welke On Deck Classic in honor of their late Vice President of Scouting Operations, who passed away last week at the age of 75. This year's contest will take place on Thursday, September 27 at Petco Park, when top prospects from the organization will take on prospects from the Texas Rangers' organization. 

Don worked in baseball for over 50 years, beginning his career in 1965 with the Cincinnati Reds. A pioneer in scouting, Don possessed an unmatched passion for baseball and a keen eye for talent. He was an integral part of the success of the Toronto Blue Jays in the early 1990s, working directly under Pat Gillick as they won consecutive World Series titles in 1992 and 1993, and was instrumental in the Texas Rangers' World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011. Don was directly involved in the acquisitions of Pat Hentgen, John Olerud, Willie Blair, Shawn Green, Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus, and Jurickson Profar. 

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres announced today that they have renamed their annual prospect game the Don Welke On Deck Classic in honor of their late Vice President of Scouting Operations, who passed away last week at the age of 75. This year's contest will take place on Thursday, September 27 at Petco Park, when top prospects from the organization will take on prospects from the Texas Rangers' organization. 

Don worked in baseball for over 50 years, beginning his career in 1965 with the Cincinnati Reds. A pioneer in scouting, Don possessed an unmatched passion for baseball and a keen eye for talent. He was an integral part of the success of the Toronto Blue Jays in the early 1990s, working directly under Pat Gillick as they won consecutive World Series titles in 1992 and 1993, and was instrumental in the Texas Rangers' World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011. Don was directly involved in the acquisitions of Pat Hentgen, John Olerud, Willie Blair, Shawn Green, Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus, and Jurickson Profar. 

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San Diego Padres

Tonight's Red Sox-Orioles game postponed

Forecast calls for sustained rain throughout the afternoon and evening; day-night doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday at Fenway Park

The Red Sox-Orioles game scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, September 25, at Fenway Park has been postponed. The forecast calls for an extended period of sustained rain throughout the afternoon and evening in the Fenway area. 

Tonight's game will be rescheduled as the first game of a day-night doubleheader, tomorrow, Wednesday, September 26, beginning at 1:05 p.m. Tomorrow's regularly scheduled game remains at 7:10 p.m. Tickets for tonight's game will be good for admission to the rescheduled contest at 1:05 p.m. 

The Red Sox-Orioles game scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, September 25, at Fenway Park has been postponed. The forecast calls for an extended period of sustained rain throughout the afternoon and evening in the Fenway area. 

Tonight's game will be rescheduled as the first game of a day-night doubleheader, tomorrow, Wednesday, September 26, beginning at 1:05 p.m. Tomorrow's regularly scheduled game remains at 7:10 p.m. Tickets for tonight's game will be good for admission to the rescheduled contest at 1:05 p.m. 

NESN will televise both games of the doubleheader. WEEI 93.7 FM will broadcast in English and WCCM 1490 AM/103.7 FM will broadcast in Spanish. 
 

Boston Red Sox

Nationals announce 2018 awards

The Washington Nationals announced the winners of the third-annual end-of-season awards as voted on by the local media. Outfielder Bryce Harper was voted 2018 Nationals Player of the Year, while right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer was named Pitcher of the Year. Left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle was given the 'Good Guy' Award, given to a player who is exceptionally accommodating to the media and involved in the community.

The players will receive their awards in an on-field ceremony before Wednesday's 4:05 p.m. game against the Miami Marlins.

The Washington Nationals announced the winners of the third-annual end-of-season awards as voted on by the local media. Outfielder Bryce Harper was voted 2018 Nationals Player of the Year, while right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer was named Pitcher of the Year. Left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle was given the 'Good Guy' Award, given to a player who is exceptionally accommodating to the media and involved in the community.

The players will receive their awards in an on-field ceremony before Wednesday's 4:05 p.m. game against the Miami Marlins.

Harper, 25, was named Player of the Year for the first time in the three-year history of the award. Entering play on Tuesday, Harper has clubbed 34 home runs, recorded a career-high 100 RBI and has set a Nationals record (2005-pres.) with 126 walks. He enters play on Tuesday ranked in the National League in home runs (T2nd, 34), on-base percentage (6th, .390), runs (T6th, 99), RBI (6th, 100), extra-base hits (11th, 65) and OPS (11th, .885).

Harper has been one of the most productive hitters in the second "half" of the 2018 season. Since the All-Star break - one in which he represented the Nationals in the All-Star Game for the sixth time and won the 2018 Home Run Derby - he's hit .294 with 17 doubles, 12 home runs, 46 RBI, 48 walks, six stolen bases and 42 runs scored in 60 games. He has posted a .430 on-base percentage and a .539 slugging percentage along the way. 

Harper enters Tuesday with 99 runs scored, 100 RBI and 126 walks in 2018. He is looking to become the seventh player since 2014 to record at least 100 runs, RBI and walks in a season. If he hits those marks, he will join Jose Ramirez (2018), Joey Votto (2017), Aaron Judge (2017), Mike Trout (2016), Paul Goldschmidt (2015) and Jose Bautista (2015, 2014) as the only players to do it since 2014.

Scherzer, 34, was named Pitcher of the Year for the third consecutive season and has again placed himself in consideration for the National League Cy Young Award. He enters tonight's start with a 17-7 record and a 2.57 ERA. He leads Major League Baseball with a career-high and Nationals record (2005-pres.) 290 strikeouts. In addition to strikeouts, Scherzer leads National League pitchers in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (12.22), hits per 9.0 innings (6.12), WHIP (0.92), strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.69), opp. average (.188), opp. on-base percentage (.248) and wins (17).

As the 2018 season progressed, so too did Scherzer's place on both the all-time and active strikeout lists. He began the season 66th all-time and seventh among active pitchers with 2,149 strikeouts. As of Sept. 25, he ranks 43rd all-time and fifth among active pitchers with 2,439 strikeouts. With 10 more strikeouts, he will become the fifth pitcher since 2000 (6 times) to record a 300+ strikeout season.

Scherzer was named a National League All-Star for the fourth consecutive season and sixth straight season overall. In addition to starting for the National League in the All-Star Game, he was named National League Pitcher of the Month in April and May as well as National League Pitcher of the Week on April 16.

Doolittle, 31, supplanted Ryan Zimmerman, the winner of the 'Good Guy' Award in both 2016 and 2017. Doolittle -- named a National League All-Star in 2018 -- earned the award for his "always-professional dealings with members of the media, and for representing the Nationals organization with class both on and off the field." He is 3-3 with a 1.62 ERA and 25 saves entering play on Tuesday. 

Throughout the season, Doolittle and his wife, Eireann, took part in many community initiatives, highlighted by their work with the military and the LGBTQ community. They spent time visiting the Walter Reed Medical Center, the "Battle of the Skies" World War II Commemoration, the Urban Warrior Challenge and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Beyond their dedication to military initiatives, the two hosted a group during World Refugee Night and purchased 150 tickets for the LGBTQ community for use on Night Out.

Year | Winners
2018 | Bryce Harper (Player), Max Scherzer (Pitcher), Sean Doolittle (Good Guy)
2017 | Anthony Rendon (Player), Max Scherzer (Pitcher), Ryan Zimmerman (Good Guy)
2016 | Daniel Murphy (Player), Max Scherzer (Pitcher), Ryan Zimmerman (Good Guy)

Washington Nationals

Limited opening round Astros playoff tickets on-sale Friday

Tickets will be available by phone and online only starting at 9:00 a.m.

HOUSTON, TX - Individual tickets for opening round Astros playoff home games will go on-sale to the general public on Friday, Sept. 28 at 9:00 a.m. Fans can purchase tickets by phone at 1-877-9ASTROS and online at www.astros.com/postseason. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the Minute Maid Park Box Office. 

Due to an extremely limited number of individual game tickets that will be available for postseason games, fans are encouraged to guarantee their access to 2018 postseason tickets by purchasing 2019 Season Tickets, on-sale now by calling 1-877-9ASTROS or by visiting www.astros.com/postseason.

HOUSTON, TX - Individual tickets for opening round Astros playoff home games will go on-sale to the general public on Friday, Sept. 28 at 9:00 a.m. Fans can purchase tickets by phone at 1-877-9ASTROS and online at www.astros.com/postseason. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the Minute Maid Park Box Office. 

Due to an extremely limited number of individual game tickets that will be available for postseason games, fans are encouraged to guarantee their access to 2018 postseason tickets by purchasing 2019 Season Tickets, on-sale now by calling 1-877-9ASTROS or by visiting www.astros.com/postseason.

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Houston Astros

Astros Foundation and Houston Police Foundation partner for Badges & Bases H-Town Run Down presented by Cheniere

Race presented by Cheniere

HOUSTON, TX - The Astros Foundation is once again teaming up with the Houston Police Foundation for the 2018 Badges & Bases H-Town Run Down presented by Cheniere on Saturday, Sept. 29. The 10K/5K and Kids Fun Run will all begin on Hamilton Street between Preston and Texas Streets and will finish inside the ballpark, with proceeds of the charitable event benefitting the two hosting foundations. 

"After having to cancel last year's event due to Hurricane Harvey, we are so glad to once again host the Badges & Bases H-Town Run Down with our great partners at the Houston Police Foundation and Cheniere," said Astros Foundation Executive Director Twila Carter. "We look forward to hosting runners of all ages here at the ballpark on Saturday for a day of fun, fitness and giving back to our Houston community."  

HOUSTON, TX - The Astros Foundation is once again teaming up with the Houston Police Foundation for the 2018 Badges & Bases H-Town Run Down presented by Cheniere on Saturday, Sept. 29. The 10K/5K and Kids Fun Run will all begin on Hamilton Street between Preston and Texas Streets and will finish inside the ballpark, with proceeds of the charitable event benefitting the two hosting foundations. 

"After having to cancel last year's event due to Hurricane Harvey, we are so glad to once again host the Badges & Bases H-Town Run Down with our great partners at the Houston Police Foundation and Cheniere," said Astros Foundation Executive Director Twila Carter. "We look forward to hosting runners of all ages here at the ballpark on Saturday for a day of fun, fitness and giving back to our Houston community."  

"We are excited to partner with the Astros Foundation again for another successful race," said Charlene Floyd, Executive Director of the Houston Police Foundation. "This provides HPD a great platform to connect with the Houston community."

"Across our facilities, we work closely with police, fire departments, and emergency responders - seeing first-hand the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform put in to keep our communities safe," said Mitch Price, Cheniere's Vice President and Chief Security Risk Officer. "We are honored to serve as the title sponsor for the Badges & Bases H-Town Run Down this year, supporting the Astros Foundation and the Houston Police Foundation."

Registration for the Badges & Bases H-Town Run Down is still open at www.astros.com/run. Limited registration will be available the day of the race on Texas Avenue outside Minute Maid Park.

Race packets will be available on race day beginning at 6:15 a.m. or in advance at Academy Sports + Outdoors, located at 2404 Southwest Freeway (between Greenbriar/Shepherd and Kirby). Advance race packet pick-up will be available on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 28 from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

All participants will receive a commemorative Badges & Bases T-shirt and will have the opportunity to take a photo at home plate inside the ballpark. Free parking for participants will be available in Astros-controlled lots A, B and C, located off of Preston Street on the east side of Minute Maid Park.

All participants will also be invited to a post-race party held at Minute Maid Park. 

For more information, please visit www.astros.com/run.

ABOUT THE ASTROS FOUNDATION:
The Astros Foundation is the official 501(c)3 team charity of the Houston Astros. We seek to harness the passion of baseball fans to support youth baseball and softball programs, the recognition/honor of our nation's military, childhood cancer awareness and efforts to reduce homelessness. Our cornerstone initiatives include the Community Leaders program, the Astros Youth Academy and the Astros RBI Program. (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities).

ABOUT THE HOUSTON POLICE FOUNDATION:
The mission of the Houston Police Foundation is to foster visible and direct community support for the Houston Police Department by strengthening pride in and connection to the Department's mission of excellence.

The Houston Police Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation formed by local business leaders to support projects of the Houston Police Department. Donations made by individuals and companies fund special programs, officer safety, training, equipment, and new technology -- none of which would be feasible under the City budget. Approximately 96% of HPD's annual budget goes to pay officers and other department personnel.

The role of the Foundation is not to displace funding for basic law enforcement, or to reduce in any way the responsibility of the City of Houston to commit the necessary funding for law enforcement services for its citizens. However, as modern law enforcement tasks continue to become more complex, the Houston Police Department, similar to police departments across the country, has increasing needs to stay current in training, technology and equipment, and communication and partnership efforts with the community.

ABOUT CHENIERE ENERGY:
Cheniere Energy, Inc. is the leading exporter of U.S. liquefied natural gas. Cheniere is currently operating and constructing its Sabine Pass LNG facility in Louisiana and is constructing a second liquefaction facility near Corpus Christi, Texas. When both projects are complete, Cheniere is expected to be a top-5 global supplier of LNG. Cheniere's LNG is based on natural gas sourced from the robust, transparent, and liquid U.S. market, which provides access to abundant and low-cost gas resources. Cheniere is a full-service LNG provider, sourcing gas for its operations and allowing customers to load cargoes at Cheniere's LNG facilities or receive them at regasification plants around the world. To date, more than 400 cumulative LNG cargoes have been exported from the Sabine Pass LNG facility. Cheniere is based in Houston, Texas, and has additional offices in London, Tokyo, Washington, Singapore, and Beijing.

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Houston Astros

Player Development Front Office Moves

Pender Named VP, Lee Named Senior Director

The Cincinnati Reds today named Shawn Pender Vice President of Player Development and Eric Lee Senior Director of Player Development.

 

The Cincinnati Reds today named Shawn Pender Vice President of Player Development and Eric Lee Senior Director of Player Development.

 

Pender spent the last 2 seasons as a Special Assistant to the General Manager after joining the Reds in 2008 as their Major League advance scout, a position he held for 8 seasons. His most recent role included evaluation of the organization's minor league system, special assignments and Major League spring training coaching duties.

 

His professional career began as a player when he signed with the Pirates in 1984 and includes experience in both scouting and player development. Pender was an area scout with the Astros, an East Coast cross checker with both the Indians and Rays and a National cross checker for the Orioles. He also worked as a special assignment scout with the Yankees and managed and coached in the minor leagues.

 

Pender graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and is a member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

Lee joined the Reds' baseball operations department in 2014 as an assistant and spent last season as Senior Director of International Operations. In that role, he coordinated the organization's international player development and scouting while overseeing all activities at the club's Dominican Republic Academy in Boca Chica, including the Dominican Summer League affiliate. He has been involved in professional scouting, contract negotiations, salary arbitration and administration of the Major League roster.

 

The Potomac, Maryland native joined the Reds after working for 2 years as an MLBPA-certified agent at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C.. Lee earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and played baseball at Haverford College, has a law degree from the University of Maryland Law School and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2012.

 

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Cincinnati Reds

Red Sox launch "Wally's Math Academy" for elementary and middle school-aged students

As part of the club's ongoing effort to reach a younger generation of fans, the Red Sox today launched a new, online program designed to engage elementary and middle school-aged students by using real statistics from Red Sox games to teach math in the classroom. 

The new program, "Wally's Math Academy," replaces generic word problems with actual game data. It also includes video recaps of Red Sox games and photos of players. The program is designed to initially engage kids in 2nd through 4th grades and will be expanded and enhanced in the coming years. 

As part of the club's ongoing effort to reach a younger generation of fans, the Red Sox today launched a new, online program designed to engage elementary and middle school-aged students by using real statistics from Red Sox games to teach math in the classroom. 

The new program, "Wally's Math Academy," replaces generic word problems with actual game data. It also includes video recaps of Red Sox games and photos of players. The program is designed to initially engage kids in 2nd through 4th grades and will be expanded and enhanced in the coming years. 

Wally's Math Academy was previewed to about 100 Boston Public Schools teachers before last night's Red Sox-Orioles game, and with the help of Wally and Tessie, rolled out to middle school students earlier today at the Trotter Innovation School in Dorchester. 

"We've been working on this program for a few years now, and are excited to finally share it with students and teachers," said Red Sox EVP/CMO Adam Grossman. "We hope the daily exposure to Red Sox games and players through math will help build a greater connection to the team at an early age, provide a fun way for kids to hone their math skills, and help us engage and cultivate a community of educators." 

Wally's Math Academy is hosted on a platform called Training Camp developed by TrueMedia Networks, a sports analytics firm that provides research platforms for teams, leagues, and media partners.  

Wally's Math Academy is free to educators. They can sign up by visiting redsox.com/wallysmathacademy

Boston Red Sox

D-backs name Jazz Chisholm & Taylor Widener organizational player and pitcher of the year

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) named INF Jazz Chisholm (@j_chisholm3) and RHP Taylor Widener the organization's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year.

Chisholm, 20, hit .272 (124-for-456)/.329 OBP/.513 SLG with 23 doubles, 6 triples, 25 home runs, 70 RBI, 39 walks, 17 stolen bases and 79 runs scored in 112 games between Single-A Kane County and Single-A Advanced Visalia. A Midwest League midseason All-Star, Chisholm led all D-backs farmhands in home runs, and ranked among the leaders in runs (3rd), triples (T-5th), RBI (7th), slugging pct. (8th) and walks (T-9th).

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) named INF Jazz Chisholm (@j_chisholm3) and RHP Taylor Widener the organization's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year.

Chisholm, 20, hit .272 (124-for-456)/.329 OBP/.513 SLG with 23 doubles, 6 triples, 25 home runs, 70 RBI, 39 walks, 17 stolen bases and 79 runs scored in 112 games between Single-A Kane County and Single-A Advanced Visalia. A Midwest League midseason All-Star, Chisholm led all D-backs farmhands in home runs, and ranked among the leaders in runs (3rd), triples (T-5th), RBI (7th), slugging pct. (8th) and walks (T-9th).

A native of Nassau, Bahamas, the left-handed hitting infielder joins Jack Cust (20) in 1999 and Justin Upton (20) in 2007 as the youngest players in organization history to receive Player of the Year honors. Chisholm is also the first player to win the award from the Single-A ranks since Paul Goldschmidt did so in 2010. Chisholm is rated by MLB.com as the No. 2 prospect in the D-backs' organization, and is ranked third by Baseball America, as well as possessing the Best Infield Arm.

Widener, 23, was named Baseball America's Double-A Pitcher of the Year, going 5-8 with a 2.75 ERA (42 ER in 137.1 IP), .197 opponent average, 176 strikeouts and 43 walks in 26 games (25 starts) for the Southern League Champion Jackson Generals. He led the SL in strikeouts and WHIP (1.03) and ranked among the leaders in ERA (2nd), starts (6th) and innings pitched (6th), and led all D-backs Minor League pitchers in ERA and strikeouts.

Widener, who was a SL midseason All-Star in 2018, was acquired from the New York Yankees on February 20 in the trade that sent Brandon Drury to the Yankees and sent Steven Souza Jr. to the D-backs. He is the third pitcher in team history to earn Minor League Pitcher of the Year honors in his first season with the organization, joining Vladimir Nuñez in 1996 and Mike Gosling in 2002. He is rated by MLB.com as the No. 3 prospect in the D-backs' organization, and No. 4 by Baseball America.

 

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS ORGANIZATIONAL PLAYER AND PITCHER OF THE YEAR

Year

Player

Club

 

Year

Pitcher

Club

1996

Kevin Sweeney

Lethbridge

 

1996

Vladimir Nunez

Lethbridge

1997

Travis Lee

High Desert

 

1997

Brad Penny

South Bend

 

Mike Stoner

High Desert

 

1998

Brad Penny

High Desert

1998

Jason Conti

Tulsa

 

1999

Andrew Good

South Bend

1999

Jack Cust

High Desert

 

2000

Bret Prinz

South Bend/El Paso

2000

Alex Cabrera

El Paso/Tucson

 

2001

Beltran Perez

South Bend

2001

Lyle Overbay

El Paso

 

2002

Mike Gosling

El Paso

2002

Scott Hairston

South Bend/Lancaster

 

2003

Brian Bruney

El Paso/Tucson

2003

Chad Tracy

Tucson

 

2004

Enrique Gonzalez

Lancaster

2004

Carlos Quentin

Lancaster/El Paso

 

2005

Dustin Nippert

Tennessee

2005

Andy Green

Tucson

 

2006

Micah Owings

Tennessee/Tucson

2006

Alberto Callaspo

Tucson

 

2007

Esmerling Vasquez

Mobile

2007

Justin Upton

Visalia/Mobile

 

2008

Cesar Valdez

Visalia/Mobile

2008

Josh Whitesell

Tucson

 

2009

Billy Buckner

Reno

2009

Ryan Wheeler

Yakima/South Bend

 

2010

Wade Miley

Mobile

2010

Paul Goldschmidt

Visalia

 

2011

Tyler Skaggs

Visalia/Mobile

2011

Paul Goldschmidt

Mobile

 

2012

Trevor Bauer

Mobile/Reno

2012

Adam Eaton

Mobile/Reno

 

2013

Archie Bradley

Visalia/Mobile

2013

Chris Owings

Reno

 

2014

Aaron Blair

South Bend/Visalia/Mobile

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Jake Lamb

Sócrates Brito

Mitch Haniger

Kevin Cron

Jazz Chisholm

Mobile/Reno

Mobile

Mobile/Reno

Jackson

Kane County/Visalia

 

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

Aaron Blair

Anthony Banda

Jon Duplantier

Taylor Widener

Mobile/Reno

Mobile/Reno

Kane County/Visalia

Jackson

Arizona Diamondbacks

The San Francisco Giants announce that Bobby Evans will not return as general manager

The San Francisco Giants announced Monday that Senior Vice President and General Manager Bobby Evans will step down from his general manager duties effective immediately. Evans will be reassigned with responsibilities to be determined.

"I want to thank Bobby for his tireless work on behalf of the Giants. He played an important role in our team's success throughout his tenure, which includes three World Series championships, four NL pennants and eight playoff appearances," said Giants President and CEO Laurence M. Baer. "We look forward to new leadership to continue our historic record of success."

The San Francisco Giants announced Monday that Senior Vice President and General Manager Bobby Evans will step down from his general manager duties effective immediately. Evans will be reassigned with responsibilities to be determined.

"I want to thank Bobby for his tireless work on behalf of the Giants. He played an important role in our team's success throughout his tenure, which includes three World Series championships, four NL pennants and eight playoff appearances," said Giants President and CEO Laurence M. Baer. "We look forward to new leadership to continue our historic record of success."

The Giants will immediately begin a search for its next head of baseball operations.

"I take great pride in the longstanding continuity of our baseball department. I want to express my thanks to Bobby for all he has given to the Giants over the past 25 years and for his countless contributions," said Giants Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Brian Sabean. "I'll be working closely with with Larry as the organization finds its next leader of baseball operations."

San Francisco Giants

Dodgers reinstate JT Chargois

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated right-handed pitcher JT Chargois from the 10-day disabled list.

Chargois, 27, has made 38 relief appearances this season with Los Angeles, going 2-4 with a 3.45 ERA (12 ER/31.1 IP) and has held hitters to a .228 average, while striking out 38 against 15 walks. Chargois missed 29 games with nerve irritation after leaving the game on August 20 against the Cardinals in the fifth inning with neck discomfort.

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated right-handed pitcher JT Chargois from the 10-day disabled list.

Chargois, 27, has made 38 relief appearances this season with Los Angeles, going 2-4 with a 3.45 ERA (12 ER/31.1 IP) and has held hitters to a .228 average, while striking out 38 against 15 walks. Chargois missed 29 games with nerve irritation after leaving the game on August 20 against the Cardinals in the fifth inning with neck discomfort.

The Dodgers now have 40 players on the active roster.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Gloves for Kids set for Sept. 29

Annual event will feature four autograph sessions

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 24, 2018) - The Kansas City Royals alongside Royals Charities are excited to host Gloves for Kids on Saturday, September 29.

The event will take place at the Urban Youth Academy and starts at 11 a.m. Four groups of Royals players will be simultaneously signing autographs. Fans must purchase a ticket to ensure autographs. Fans can also reserve their spot in line by purchasing their ticket ahead of time. Tickets guarantee one autograph from each player in their designated group. To purchase tickets and see the most up-to-date list of players for each group, visit royals.com/glovesforkids.

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 24, 2018) - The Kansas City Royals alongside Royals Charities are excited to host Gloves for Kids on Saturday, September 29.

The event will take place at the Urban Youth Academy and starts at 11 a.m. Four groups of Royals players will be simultaneously signing autographs. Fans must purchase a ticket to ensure autographs. Fans can also reserve their spot in line by purchasing their ticket ahead of time. Tickets guarantee one autograph from each player in their designated group. To purchase tickets and see the most up-to-date list of players for each group, visit royals.com/glovesforkids.

Proceeds from the tickets go towards broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre's Gloves for Kids, which supports underprivileged youth by purchasing baseball gloves and other equipment. Since 2001, Gloves for Kids has raised more than $130,000 in baseball equipment for area youth baseball and softball players.

Kids ages 8 -14 years old can join the Kansas City Royals Minor League Player of the Year award winners as they host a clinic for Gloves for Kids at Urban Youth Academy from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Register at royals.com/glovesforkids. Clinic will be limited to 75 youth.

Fans are also encouraged to keep their tickets from the autograph session to receive a 2-for-1 admission into the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

Later that evening, the Royals will also host Fan Appreciation Night when the club plays the Cleveland Indians. Fans can pick up a hooded sweatshirt giveaway, participate in games and contests and watch a special fireworks show following the conclusion of the game. First pitch is scheduled for 6:15 p.m.

Kansas City Royals

Brewers to host Watch Party at Flannery's on Wednesday

MILWAUKEE - Heading into the season's final week, every game, every out is key. The Brewers magic number stands at four, and the Crew is inviting fans to take in the excitement of the push for the postseason even with the team playing on the road.

This Wednesday, September 26, the Brewers will host a Watch Party at Flannery's in the heart of Milwaukee. This is your chance to come out and cheer the boys of summer on as they try to secure their spot in October.

MILWAUKEE - Heading into the season's final week, every game, every out is key. The Brewers magic number stands at four, and the Crew is inviting fans to take in the excitement of the push for the postseason even with the team playing on the road.

This Wednesday, September 26, the Brewers will host a Watch Party at Flannery's in the heart of Milwaukee. This is your chance to come out and cheer the boys of summer on as they try to secure their spot in October.

All fans 21+ are invited to cheer on the Brewers as they take on the St. Louis Cardinals in a battle for the National League Central Division title. The party begins at 5:00 p.m. CT. with FOX Sports Wisconsin's Brewers Live pregame coverage starting at 5:30 p.m. CT and first pitch set for 6:10 p.m. CT. The first 100 fans who arrive will receive a pair of tickets to the final home game of the regular season, Sunday, September 30 when the Brewers host the Detroit Tigers at 1:10 p.m. CT.

The party will feature drink specials, promotional item giveaways, free T-shirts, trivia and much more. In addition, Bernie Brewer and the Johnsonville Famous Racing SausagesTM will be there to watch right along with fans.

To top it off, Craig Coshun from FOX Sports Wisconsin will be on site to host the event. The regional sports network will incorporate live shots of all fans cheering on the Crew from the Cream City into the game telecast that night.

For updates and information, please visit Brewers.com/WatchParty.

Milwaukee Brewers

Orioles Roster Moves 9/24/18

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves:

Selected the contract of LHP John Means from Triple-A Norfolk. His first appearance with the Orioles will be his Major League debut. He will wear No. 67. Recalled OF Austin Hays from Double-A Bowie and placed him on the 60-day disabled list (right ankle surgery).

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves:

Selected the contract of LHP John Means from Triple-A Norfolk. His first appearance with the Orioles will be his Major League debut. He will wear No. 67. Recalled OF Austin Hays from Double-A Bowie and placed him on the 60-day disabled list (right ankle surgery).

Baltimore Orioles

Astros Community Leader Occidental Petroleum to Donate School Supplies Benefitting Denver Harbor Community

Two HISD elementary schools in Denver Harbor community to receive more than 60 boxes of supplies

WHO:                   Astros Foundation Executive Director Twila Carter

                              Occidental Petroleum Senior Vice President, Business Support, Glenn Vangolen

WHO:                   Astros Foundation Executive Director Twila Carter

                              Occidental Petroleum Senior Vice President, Business Support, Glenn Vangolen

    Houston ISD Strategic Partnerships General Manager Caleen Allen

                                                                                                         

WHAT:                 Astros Community Leader Occidental Petroleum will deliver more than 60 boxes of school supplies

                              donated by its employees to two Houston ISD elementary schools in the Denver Harbor community,

                              the same community where the Occidental Petroleum Community Leaders field serves young students

                              and athletes. The delivery will contain approximately 11,930 total items benefitting Scroggins and Pugh

                              Elementary Schools. Executives from the Astros Foundation, HISD and Occidental will be on-hand to

                              deliver the donations to the two Denver Harbor schools.

 

WHEN:                 Tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 25

                              9:00 a.m. - Scroggins Elementary School

                              10:30 a.m. - Pugh Elementary

                                            

WHERE:               Scroggins Elementary School                                   

                              400 Boyles St.

                              Houston, TX 77020

 

                              Pugh Elementary School

                              1147 Kress St.

                              Houston, TX 77020

 

ABOUT THE ASTROS FOUNDATION:

The Astros Foundation, the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Houston Astros, seeks to harness the passion of baseball fans to support youth baseball and softball programs, the recognition and honor of our nation's military, childhood cancer awareness and efforts to reduce homelessness. Our cornerstone initiatives include the Community Leaders program, the Astros Youth Academy and the Astros RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) Program. For more information on the Astros Foundation, please visit www.astros.com/foundation.

 

ABOUT OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM:

Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Middle East region and Latin America. Headquartered in Houston, Occidental is one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization. The company's wholly owned subsidiary OxyChem manufactures and markets chlor-alkali products and vinyls. Occidental is committed to safeguarding the environment, protecting the safety and health of employees and neighboring communities, and upholding high standards of social responsibility throughout its worldwide operations.

 

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