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Fans are invited to take the ultimate voyage to Marlins Park for Star Trek Night on Aug. 25

Fans are invited to live long and prosper at Marlins Park to celebrate Star Trek Night on Saturday, August 25. Fans who take the ultimate voyage and purchase the ticket package at Marlins.com/Themes will receive a collector's edition Marlins Star Trek Starfleet Command Badge hat. Fans are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Star Trek characters. 
 

Fans are invited to live long and prosper at Marlins Park to celebrate Star Trek Night on Saturday, August 25. Fans who take the ultimate voyage and purchase the ticket package at Marlins.com/Themes will receive a collector's edition Marlins Star Trek Starfleet Command Badge hat. Fans are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Star Trek characters. 
 

Miami Marlins

Orioles roster move 8/21/18

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster move:
 
•   Reinstated INF Steve Wilkerson from the 10-day disabled list (left oblique strain) and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. 

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster move:
 
•   Reinstated INF Steve Wilkerson from the 10-day disabled list (left oblique strain) and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. 

Baltimore Orioles

Yankees roster moves - 8/21/18

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:

•   Placed SS Didi Gregorius on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to 8/20) with a left heel contusion.
•   Recalled INF Luke Voit (#45) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
 

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:

•   Placed SS Didi Gregorius on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to 8/20) with a left heel contusion.
•   Recalled INF Luke Voit (#45) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
 

New York Yankees

Washington Nationals Dream Foundation announces 2018 Delta Dream Grant recipients

The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and Delta Air Lines are proud to announce the 11 recipients of the 2018 Delta Dream Grants. 

The Nationals Dream Foundation introduced Delta Dream Grants during the 2016 season, an initiative which awards grants to nonprofits that provide services to children and teens in the Washington, D.C. region. Sponsored by Delta Air Lines, the funding provides support for effective programming in accordance with the mission of the Dream Foundation and Delta Air Lines' commitment to give back to the communities where employees live and work. 

The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and Delta Air Lines are proud to announce the 11 recipients of the 2018 Delta Dream Grants. 

The Nationals Dream Foundation introduced Delta Dream Grants during the 2016 season, an initiative which awards grants to nonprofits that provide services to children and teens in the Washington, D.C. region. Sponsored by Delta Air Lines, the funding provides support for effective programming in accordance with the mission of the Dream Foundation and Delta Air Lines' commitment to give back to the communities where employees live and work. 

A full list of this year's recipients can be found below. 

Organization -- Donation Type
Banneker City Baseball -- Baseball Equipment/Field Refurbishment
Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier -- Healthful Nutrition & Food Preparation
Capitol City Little League -- Baseball Equipment/Field Refurbishment
DC UrbanGreens, Inc. -- Healthful Nutrition & Food Preparation
Falls Church Kiwanis Little League -- Baseball Equipment/Field Refurbishment
Fauquier FISH -- Healthful Nutrition & Food Preparation
FRESHFARM -- Healthful Nutrition & Food Preparation
Kid Power, Inc. -- Healthful Nutrition & Food Preparation
Martha's Table -- Healthful Nutrition & Food Preparation
South Lakes High School PTSA Food Pantry -- Healthful Nutrition & Food Preparation
YMCA of Metropolitan Washington -- Healthful Nutrition & Food Preparation

"In partnership with Delta Air Lines, we are delighted to unveil the 2018 Delta Dream Grant recipients," said Tal Alter, Vice President, Nationals Dream Foundation & Youth Baseball Academy. "We received applications throughout the year from many deserving groups and are extremely proud to support these 11 organizations. This year's grants are dedicated to improving local programming focused on healthful nutrition, as well as the refurbishment of youth baseball fields and/or the purchase of substantial baseball equipment. We are confident that the 2018 Delta Dream Grants will go a long way to improve the lives of children and teens in the Washington, D.C. region."

The 2018 Delta Dream Grant recipients will be honored during an on-field ceremony at Nationals Park on Tuesday, August 21. Tal Alter and a representative from Delta Air Lines will present this year's grantees with their checks prior to the start of the Nationals game vs. the Philadelphia Phillies. 

For more information on Delta Dream Grants, please visit nationals.com/DeltaDreamGrants. 
In addition to the Delta Dream Grants, the Nationals Dream Foundation has contributed to several other projects this year, including 2018 MLB All-Star Game Legacy Projects, the Bryce Harper Legacy Field at Takoma Community Center, and the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. In total, the Dream Foundation has given nearly $1 million in 2018. 

For more information on the Nationals Dream Foundation, please visit nationals.com/Dream

Washington Nationals

Dodgers reinstate Kenley Jansen

The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated right-handed pitcher Kenley Jansen from the 10-day disabled list and placed left-handed pitcher Zac Rosscup on the 10-day disabled list with a left calf strain Monday.

Jansen, who missed the last nine games with an irregular heartbeat, has appeared in 51 games with Los Angeles this season, going 0-3 with 32 saves and posting a 2.15 ERA (13 ER/54.1 IP). The All-Star closer has also struck out 61 batters against 14 walks and has held the opposition to a .175 average. The right-hander currently ranks second in saves in the National League, while also ranking among NL relievers in WHIP (0.90, 6th), opponents' batting average (7th), opponents' OPS (.523, 7th) and ERA (15th).

The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated right-handed pitcher Kenley Jansen from the 10-day disabled list and placed left-handed pitcher Zac Rosscup on the 10-day disabled list with a left calf strain Monday.

Jansen, who missed the last nine games with an irregular heartbeat, has appeared in 51 games with Los Angeles this season, going 0-3 with 32 saves and posting a 2.15 ERA (13 ER/54.1 IP). The All-Star closer has also struck out 61 batters against 14 walks and has held the opposition to a .175 average. The right-hander currently ranks second in saves in the National League, while also ranking among NL relievers in WHIP (0.90, 6th), opponents' batting average (7th), opponents' OPS (.523, 7th) and ERA (15th).

Rosscup, 30, has appeared in eight games for the Dodgers this season, allowing five runs over 6.2 innings (6.75 ERA) and striking out 10 against one walk.

Los Angeles Dodgers, Kenley Jansen

International Player Signing Announcement

The Orioles have agreed to terms with international player OF ISAAC BELLONY (bell-OH-knee), a 16-year-old out of the Dominican Republic, who was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Photographs from his contract signing are attached, courtesy of the Baltimore Orioles.

Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations DAN DUQUETTE provided the following quote:

The Orioles have agreed to terms with international player OF ISAAC BELLONY (bell-OH-knee), a 16-year-old out of the Dominican Republic, who was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Photographs from his contract signing are attached, courtesy of the Baltimore Orioles.

Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations DAN DUQUETTE provided the following quote:

"Bellony is a young, switch-hitting center fielder with power, speed, and a strong arm, who was recruited by several clubs. We look forward to helping him develop into a Major Leaguer."

Baltimore Orioles

Orioles Roster Moves 8/20/18

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves:

Reinstated OF Adam Jones from the bereavement list.
Placed OF Mark Trumbo on the 10-day disabled list (right knee inflammation).
Recalled OF John Andreoli (ANN-dree-oh-lee) from Triple-A Norfolk. He will wear No. 64.

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves:

Reinstated OF Adam Jones from the bereavement list.
Placed OF Mark Trumbo on the 10-day disabled list (right knee inflammation).
Recalled OF John Andreoli (ANN-dree-oh-lee) from Triple-A Norfolk. He will wear No. 64.

Baltimore Orioles

Pirates roster move

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled left-handed pitcher Steven Brault from Triple-A Indianapolis. To make room for Brault on the 25-man active roster, left-handed pitcher Buddy Boshers has been optioned to Triple-A.

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled left-handed pitcher Steven Brault from Triple-A Indianapolis. To make room for Brault on the 25-man active roster, left-handed pitcher Buddy Boshers has been optioned to Triple-A.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Red Sox Foundation adds relay race option to Friday's Fenway Park Marathon

BOSTON -- For the second year in a row, the Red Sox Foundation will host a marathon race inside Fenway Park this Friday, August 24. This year's 26.2 mile marathon also includes a relay race option for teams of up to eight people -- roughly the equivalent of a 5K for eight runner. There are still slots available for those interested in registering a relay race team by emailing redsoxfoundation@redsox.com.

The Fenway Park Marathon is a certified 26.2 mile race consisting of 113 laps around the ballpark's warning track. The race is an official qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Runners have a minimum fundraising requirement of $5,000 by December 15, 2018. Proceeds benefit the Red Sox Foundation, whose charitable activities focus on improving health, educational, and recreational opportunities for children, veterans, and families.

BOSTON -- For the second year in a row, the Red Sox Foundation will host a marathon race inside Fenway Park this Friday, August 24. This year's 26.2 mile marathon also includes a relay race option for teams of up to eight people -- roughly the equivalent of a 5K for eight runner. There are still slots available for those interested in registering a relay race team by emailing redsoxfoundation@redsox.com.

The Fenway Park Marathon is a certified 26.2 mile race consisting of 113 laps around the ballpark's warning track. The race is an official qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Runners have a minimum fundraising requirement of $5,000 by December 15, 2018. Proceeds benefit the Red Sox Foundation, whose charitable activities focus on improving health, educational, and recreational opportunities for children, veterans, and families.

Boston Red Sox

Tickets for Kennesaw State football game at SunTrust Park go on-sale this week

ATLANTA -- Tickets for the November 17 Kennesaw State University versus Jacksonville State University football game will go on sale Friday, August 24 with presales beginning Tuesday, August 21. Tomorrow, Kennesaw State season ticket holders and faculty will have access to presale tickets for the SunTrust Park game, followed by Atlanta Braves A List members on Wednesday, August 22. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Friday, August 24 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available for $20, $25 and $35.

For presale opportunities, KSU season ticket holders, faculty and Atlanta Braves A List members can visit www.ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets using the presale code that was emailed to them. KSU season ticket holders can use the presale to purchase additional tickets for the November 17 matchup. For the general public, tickets can be purchased online at www.braves.com/ksufootball or at the ticket office at SunTrust Park. There is a six-ticket limit per person/household. Student tickets will be available through each school's athletic department.

ATLANTA -- Tickets for the November 17 Kennesaw State University versus Jacksonville State University football game will go on sale Friday, August 24 with presales beginning Tuesday, August 21. Tomorrow, Kennesaw State season ticket holders and faculty will have access to presale tickets for the SunTrust Park game, followed by Atlanta Braves A List members on Wednesday, August 22. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Friday, August 24 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available for $20, $25 and $35.

For presale opportunities, KSU season ticket holders, faculty and Atlanta Braves A List members can visit www.ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets using the presale code that was emailed to them. KSU season ticket holders can use the presale to purchase additional tickets for the November 17 matchup. For the general public, tickets can be purchased online at www.braves.com/ksufootball or at the ticket office at SunTrust Park. There is a six-ticket limit per person/household. Student tickets will be available through each school's athletic department.

SunTrust Park will be converted to a football field for the matchup with the field running from homeplate to left field. More information including kickoff time will be announced at a later date.

About Atlanta Braves
Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves are the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Since 1991, Braves teams have earned two National League wild cards, 15 division championships, five National League pennants, and a World Series title. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast. Radio broadcasts can be heard in Atlanta on 680 The Fan (AM), WYAY-FM (106.7) and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Follow the Braves at braves.com, facebook.com/braves, and twitter.com/braves.

About Kennesaw State University
With 33,000 students, Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia and one of the fifty largest public universities in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees and boasts more than 100,000 alumni. The Owls offer 18 Division-I intercollegiate sports, including a football program that debuted in 2015. KSU competes in the ASUN Conference and is a member of the Big South Conference for football. Under the leadership of Director of Athletics Vaughn Williams, Kennesaw State teams have won 19 conference titles and made 23 NCAA postseason appearances over the last seven seasons.

Atlanta Braves

Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos named AL Player of the Week

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos has been named the American League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending August 19th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

Castellanos batted .393 (11-for-28) with eight runs scored, three doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI and five walks across seven games played to earn his first career AL Player of the Week Award. Among qualified AL leaders, Nicholas finished the week first in runs scored and RBI; second in total bases (20); tied for second in hits; tied for third in extra-base hits (5); fourth in batting average; tied for fourth in walks; and sixth in on-base percentage (.485). This is Detroit's first weekly honor of the 2018 campaign, and the first since Nick's former All-Star teammate J.D. Martinez last season for the week ending July 17, 2017.

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos has been named the American League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending August 19th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

Castellanos batted .393 (11-for-28) with eight runs scored, three doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI and five walks across seven games played to earn his first career AL Player of the Week Award. Among qualified AL leaders, Nicholas finished the week first in runs scored and RBI; second in total bases (20); tied for second in hits; tied for third in extra-base hits (5); fourth in batting average; tied for fourth in walks; and sixth in on-base percentage (.485). This is Detroit's first weekly honor of the 2018 campaign, and the first since Nick's former All-Star teammate J.D. Martinez last season for the week ending July 17, 2017.

Castellanos began his award-winning week in grand fashion, batting a perfect 5-for-5 with two runs scored, two doubles, a home run and five RBI in Detroit's 9-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on August 13th. The 26-year-old became just the third player in franchise history to reach those marks in a single game, joining Hall of Famers Ivan Rodríguez (April 5, 2006) and Charlie Gehringer (May 30, 1932). The outing was the first five-hit game of his career, and his second five-RBI game of the season (also June 16th). Entering play today, the 44th overall selection of the 2010 MLB Draft has tallied at least one walk and run scored in each of his previous five games (August 15th-19th). The Florida native is the first Tiger to post such a streak since Luis Gonzalez logged a six-game streak from August 29-September 2, 1998. On the season, Castellanos is batting .290 (139-for-480) with 34 doubles, 18 home runs and 69 RBI. Across the Majors, Nicholas is joined by All-Stars Francisco Lindor, Trevor Story and Freddie Freeman as the only players thus far to reach those totals with a batting average of .290-or-better.

Rookie third baseman Miguel Andújar (.379, 5 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI) also posted a strong week for the New York Yankees. On Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays, Andújar went 3-for-5 with a double and his 20th home run of the season, becoming the eighth rookie in franchise history to reach the 20-homer mark in a season. With 36 doubles on the season, the Dominican Republic native is tied for Earle Combs (1925) for the fourth-most doubles by a rookie in Club history, trailing Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio (44, 1936), Hideki Matsui (42, 2003) and Bob Meusel (40, 1920). Other noteworthy performances last week included starting pitcher Brad Keller (2-0, 1.50 ERA, 12.0 IP, 9 SO) and second baseman Whit Merrifield (.429, 12 H, 6 RBI, 2 SB) of the Kansas City Royals; relief pitcher José Leclerc (4 G, 4 SV, 0.00 ERA, 8 SO) of the Texas Rangers; and Miguel's teammate J.A. Happ (2-0, 1.46 ERA, 12.1 IP, 12 SO).

In recognition of his American League Player of the Week Award, Nicholas Castellanos will be awarded a watch courtesy of Rockwell.

MLB

Braves' Ronald Acuña Jr. named NL Player of the Week

Atlanta Braves rookie outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. has been named the National League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending August 19th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

Acuña posted a slash line of .464/.559/.964 with 11 runs scored, 13 hits, two doubles, four home runs, nine RBI, five walks and three stolen bases over eight games played to claim his first career NL Player of the Week Award. Among his NL counterparts, Ronald finished the period first in runs scored, home runs, slugging percentage and total bases (27); tied for first in hits and extra-base hits (6); tied for second in RBI and stolen bases; third in on-base percentage; fourth in batting average; and tied for fourth in walks. This is Atlanta's first weekly award of the 2018 season and the first for the Club since Acuña's All-Star teammate Freddie Freeman for the period ending September 26, 2016.

Atlanta Braves rookie outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. has been named the National League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending August 19th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

Acuña posted a slash line of .464/.559/.964 with 11 runs scored, 13 hits, two doubles, four home runs, nine RBI, five walks and three stolen bases over eight games played to claim his first career NL Player of the Week Award. Among his NL counterparts, Ronald finished the period first in runs scored, home runs, slugging percentage and total bases (27); tied for first in hits and extra-base hits (6); tied for second in RBI and stolen bases; third in on-base percentage; fourth in batting average; and tied for fourth in walks. This is Atlanta's first weekly award of the 2018 season and the first for the Club since Acuña's All-Star teammate Freddie Freeman for the period ending September 26, 2016.

In Atlanta's doubleheader against the Miami Marlins on August 13th, Acuña became the fourth player in Major League history - and the first National Leaguer - to club leadoff home runs in both games of a doubleheader, joining Hall of Famers Harry Hooper (1913) and Rickey Henderson (1993), as well as Brady Anderson (1999), according to the Elias Sports Bureau. In addition, the Venezuelan native led off Tuesday's contest with a round-tripper, and joined Anderson as the only players in MLB history to lead off three consecutive games with a homer. Following the performance, the rookie phenom became the youngest player in MLB history to homer in five consecutive games, and matched the Braves franchise record with eight other sluggers, including Hall of Famers Chipper Jones (2004), Hank Aaron (1966) and Rogers Hornsby (1928). According to Elias, the right-handed-hitting slugger (20 years, 239 days) became the youngest player since at least 1900 to club eight home runs in an eight-game span (August 8th-14th). Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman/outfielder Cody Bellinger was slightly older (21 years, 341 days) when he accomplished the feat during his NL Rookie of the Year campaign last season from June 11th-19th. Entering play today, Acuña is slashing .290/.354/.566 with 18 doubles, 19 home runs, 43 RBI and 10 stolen bases on the season. The dynamic outfielder is on pace to become just the sixth player since at least 1871 to bat .290-or-better with 19 homers and 10 stolen bases in a season while younger than 21 years old, joining Hall of Famers Ken Griffey Jr. (1990) and Orlando Cepeda (1958), as well as Mike Trout (2012), Alex Rodriguez (1996) and Vada Pinson (1959).

Other noteworthy performances last week included Ronald's All-Star teammate Mike Foltynewicz (1-0, 0.60 ERA, 15.0 IP, 16 SO); All-Star starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (2-0, 1.15 ERA, 15.2 IP, 21 SO), backstop Kevin Plawecki (.421, 9 R, 3 XBH, 7 RBI) and shortstop Amed Rosario (.394, 9 R, 4 XBH, 9 RBI) of the New York Mets; starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacín (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 13.0 IP, 13 SO) of the Milwaukee Brewers; third baseman Justin Turner (.500, 8 R, 6 XBH, 7 RBI) of the Los Angeles Dodgers; All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (.522, 5 R, 12 H, 7 RBI) of the Arizona Diamondbacks; and starter German Márquez (2-0, 1.93 ERA, 14.0 IP, 12 SO) of the Colorado Rockies.

In recognition of his National League Player of the Week Award, Ronald Acuña Jr. will be awarded a watch courtesy of Rockwell.

MLB

Giants roster moves for Aug. 20, 2018

The Giants made the following roster moves:

RHP Ray Black was optioned to triple-A Sacramento post-game yesterday, Aug. 19.

The Giants made the following roster moves:

RHP Ray Black was optioned to triple-A Sacramento post-game yesterday, Aug. 19.

RHP Derek Law (#64) has been recalled from triple-A Sacramento today.

San Francisco Giants

Mariners reinstate Segura from paternity list; recall Gamel from Triple-A Tacoma

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:

Jean Segura, INF, reinstated from the paternity list
Ben Gamel, OF, recalled from AAA Tacoma
Guillermo Heredia, OF, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 8/19)
Matt Festa, RHP, optioned to AA Arkansas (post-game 8/19)

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:

Jean Segura, INF, reinstated from the paternity list
Ben Gamel, OF, recalled from AAA Tacoma
Guillermo Heredia, OF, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 8/19)
Matt Festa, RHP, optioned to AA Arkansas (post-game 8/19)

Segura (#2) and Gamel (#16) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (7:10 pm PT) game vs. the Houston Astros at Safeco Field.

Segura, 28, who was placed on the paternity list Friday (8/17), is batting .314 (148x471) with 78 runs, 27 doubles, 2 triples, 9 home runs, 56 RBI,17 stolen bases and a .343 on-base percentage this season. Over his last 7 games (Aug. 9-current), he's hitting .452 (14x31) with a double, a home run and 3 RBI. Among American League leaders this season, the 5-foot-10, 205-pound shortstop ranks 2nd in hits, T3rd in multi-hit games (43), 5th in batting average, T9th in runs scored and 11th in stolen bases. He leads the Major Leagues with 18 games of at least 3 hits and has more multi-hit games (43) than games without a hit (30) this season. He was voted to his 2nd career All-Star Game (also: 2013 with Milwaukee) and finished 2-for-2 with a home run, 2 runs and 3 RBI.

In parts of 7 Major League seasons with Los Angeles-AL (2012), Milwaukee (2012-15), Arizona (2016) and Seattle (2017-c), he is a career .287 (990x3444) hitter with 152 doubles, 35 triples, 63 home runs and 309 RBI in 871 career games. The native of San Juan, DR, was signed by the Angels as an international free agent on Jan. 22, 2007.

Gamel, 26, hit .369 (24x65) in 16 games with AAA Tacoma since being optioned to the Rainiers on July 31. In those 16 games, he scored 15 runs while recording 7 doubles, 3 triples, 1 home run, 11 RBI, 6 walks and 4 stolen bases. The 5-foot-11, 187-pound outfielder has appeared in 72 games with the Mariners this season, batting .290 (58x200) with 26 runs, 10 doubles, 4 triples, 1 home run and 12 RBI. The left-handed batter has hit .307 (50x163) with 8 doubles, 3 triples, 1 home run and 12 RBI vs. right-handed pitchers this season, compared to .216 (8x37) with 2 doubles and 1 triple against left-handers. Overall in 21 games with AAA Tacoma this season, including 5 games on a rehab assignment in April, he hit .349 (29x83) with 19 runs, 8 doubles, 3 triples, 1 home run, 16 RBI, 10 walks and 4 stolen bases. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list on March 28 (retro to 3/26) with a strained left oblique. He was activated from the DL on April 18 after a 10-game rehab assignment with High-A Modesto (5 G) and AAA Tacoma (5 G).

In parts of 3 Major League seasons with New York-AL (2016) and Seattle (2016-c), Gamel is a career .273 (207x757) hitter with 39 doubles, 9 triples, 13 home runs and 76 RBI in 239 career games. The native of Neptune Beach, Fla., was acquired by the Mariners from the Yankees on Aug. 31, 2016 in exchange for RHP Jio Orozco and RHP Juan De Paula. He made his Major League debut with the Yankees on May 6 vs. Boston. Gamel was selected by New York-AL in the 10th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Bishop Kenney (FL) High School.

Heredia, 27, is batting .217 (57x263) with 22 runs, 10 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs and 14 RBI in 105 games over 2 stints (Opening Day - 4/22 and 5/1-8/19) with the Mariners this season. After being named to his 2nd career Opening Day roster, he hit .293 (29x99) with 10 runs, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 7 RBI in his first 42 games of the season (3/29-6/1). Since June 2, he is batting .171 (28x164) with 12 runs, 5 doubles, 2 home runs and 7 RBI in 63 games. He was optioned to AAA Tacoma on April 22, where he hit .385 (5x13) with 2 runs, 1 double and 3 walks in 6 games before being recalled by the Mariners on May 1.

Heredia originally signed with the Mariners as a free agent on March 1, 2016. The native of Matanzas, Cuba, made his Major League debut with the Mariners on July 29, 2016 at the Cubs. In parts of 3 Major League seasons with Seattle (2016-c), he is batting .238 (176x741) with 77 runs, 29 doubles, 11 home runs and 50 RBI in 273 career games.

Festa, 25, was recalled from AA Arkansas on Saturday (8/18) for his 2nd stint with the Mariners this season (also: 7/14-15). He tossed 2.0 innings yesterday vs. the Dodgers, allowing 1 run on 3 hits and 1 walk. Overall in 2 relief appearances with Seattle this season, he has a 3.38 ERA (1 ER, 2.2 IP) with 1 walk. He made his Major League debut with Seattle on July 14 at Colorado, tossing 0.2 scoreless innings in relief. In 39 relief appearances with AA Arkansas this season, he has successfully converted 18-of-18 save opportunities this season, while posting a record of 4-2 with a 2.70 ERA (13 ER, 43.1 IP). The 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-hander has struck out 58 while walking only 10 (5.80 K/BB ratio). Festa's 18 saves currently lead the Texas League.

The native of Brooklyn, NY, attended Dominican (NY) College in 2012 before transferring to East Stroudsburg University, where he became the highest draft pick in program history after the Mariners selected him in the 7th round of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Seattle Mariners

A's to offer 2019 Access Member benefits during 2018 September games

50% off concessions, 25% off merchandise, & $10 parking

OAKLAND, Calif. - 2019 A's Access Members will receive 50 percent off concessions, 25 percent off merchandise, and $10 pre-paid parking during the final month of the 2018 regular season, the club announced today.

"This September will be an exciting month of baseball for us and we want to extend our A's Access benefits now to our 2019 Access Members. Even if you're not a member yet, you can join at any point in September to unlock the benefits," said Oakland A's COO Chris Giles.

OAKLAND, Calif. - 2019 A's Access Members will receive 50 percent off concessions, 25 percent off merchandise, and $10 pre-paid parking during the final month of the 2018 regular season, the club announced today.

"This September will be an exciting month of baseball for us and we want to extend our A's Access benefits now to our 2019 Access Members. Even if you're not a member yet, you can join at any point in September to unlock the benefits," said Oakland A's COO Chris Giles.

A's Access Members who have joined (new for 2019 and renewed 2018 plans) are eligible for these benefits starting Saturday, Sept. 1. Members will need to download the MLB Ballpark app to access the concession and merchandise discounts. The concession discount will apply to all of the food and beverage options inside the ballpark, excluding in-seat vendors, food trucks, catering, and suites. Members can pre-purchase $10 parking through their online My A's Account or A's ticket member representative.

A's Access provides all members general admission access to every 2019 regular season home game, a reserved seat plan, and significant benefits that are exclusive to members. Members will receive 50 percent off concessions, 25 percent off merchandise, and parking benefits, as well as an allotment of seat upgrade credits for games not included in their reserved ticket plan. A's Access also includes a flexible new payment plan, a 12-month option that auto renews each year. Fans who purchase 2019 A's Access by Sept. 17 will have the first opportunity to purchase 2018 postseason tickets, including a "Pay As We Play" option. For more information on A's Access, visit athletics.com/2019.

Oakland Athletics