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13th annual Picnic in the Park fundraiser takes place Sunday

Picnic at Fenway Park includes autograph session with Red Sox players, BBQ dinner and performance from World Premier Band

The Red Sox Foundation will once again host Picnic in the Park, the annual fundraiser that gives fans an opportunity to have a BBQ picnic in the outfield, get autographs from Red Sox players, and the chance to bid on unique auction items and experiences. Picnic in the Park is presented by Aramark, Franklin Sports, and Home Goods.

The 13th annual event will be held this Sunday, August 19, one hour after the conclusion of the Red Sox-Rays game, and will include a performance from the World Premier Band. A limited number of tickets are still available at redsox.com/picnic.

The Red Sox Foundation will once again host Picnic in the Park, the annual fundraiser that gives fans an opportunity to have a BBQ picnic in the outfield, get autographs from Red Sox players, and the chance to bid on unique auction items and experiences. Picnic in the Park is presented by Aramark, Franklin Sports, and Home Goods.

The 13th annual event will be held this Sunday, August 19, one hour after the conclusion of the Red Sox-Rays game, and will include a performance from the World Premier Band. A limited number of tickets are still available at redsox.com/picnic.

Proceeds will benefit the Red Sox Foundation's charitable programming and partners.

About the Red Sox Foundation

The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has donated to over 1,680 organizations since its creation in 2002, and focused on making a difference in the lives of children, families, Veterans, and communities in need by improving their health, education, and recreational opportunities. Through partnerships with best-in-class organizations in healthcare, the Red Sox have helped raised over $135 million for cancer treatment and research for The Jimmy Fund, supported more than 15,000 Veterans and their families suffering from the "invisible wounds of war" with the Home Base Program, and helped the Dimock Center serve over 17,000 patients annually with health and human services. The Foundation's self-run education and youth baseball programs have helped 274 Boston Public Schools students with college scholarships, and promotes healthy choices and valuable life skills to more than 700 urban youth annually through its RBI baseball and softball program. 

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation raises funds through special events, corporate sponsorships, and grants. Founded and initially funded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino and their partners, the Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for the impact of its innovative programs. In 2010, the Foundation's Red Sox Scholars program was recognized by Major League Baseball with the first-ever "MLB Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence." In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation was honored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Sports Philanthropy Project with the Patterson Award as the nation's "Best Team Charity in Sports." For more information about the foundation, visit redsoxfoundation.org.

Boston Red Sox

Mariners place Jean Segura on paternity list, select Gordon Beckham

Outfielder John Andreoli designated for assignment to make room on 40-man roster

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

• Jean Segura, INF, placed on the paternity list.

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

• Jean Segura, INF, placed on the paternity list.

• Gordon Beckham, INF, selected from AAA Tacoma.

• John Andreoli, OF, designated for assignment.

With today's roster moves, Seattle's Major League, 40-man roster, remains at 40 players.

Beckham (#1) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (7:10 pm PT) game versus the Los Angeles Dodgers.

A player may be on the Paternity List for up to 3 days.

Segura, 28, 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 1st in hits, T3rd in multi-hit games (43), 5th in batting average, T7th 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.

Beckham, 31, has hit .200 (7x35) with 1 run, 1 double, 1 RBI, 3 walks and 1 stolen base in 13 games over two stints (5/14-31 and 7/10-12) with the Mariners this season. In 82 games with AAA Tacoma this season, he has hit .311 (96x309) with 23 doubles, 1 triple, 9 home runs and 49 RBI with a .411 on-base percentage and a .479 slugging percentage (.890 OPS).

In parts of 10 Major League seasons with Chicago-AL (2009-14, 2015), Los Angeles-AL (2014), Atlanta (2016), San Francisco (2016) and Seattle (2017-c), he is a career .239 (758x3171) hitter with 174 doubles, 5 triples, 74 home runs and 336 RBI in 977 career games. The native of Atlanta, GA, was a 1st round selection (8th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Georgia.

Andreoli, 28, has had three stints with the Mariners this season: May 23-28, July 7-9 and July 20. Overall this season with the Mariners, he is 1-for-5 (.200) with 1 walk in 3 games. He made his Major League debut with the Mariners on May 23 at Oakland and went 1-for-3 with a walk while also making a sliding catch in right field to rob a base hit in the 8th inning. In 89 games with AAA Tacoma, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound outfielder is batting .287 (94x327) with 54 runs, 18 doubles, 5 triples, 3 home runs, 36 RBI, 55 walks, 19 stolen bases and a .397 on-base percentage. He was on the Rainiers disabled list from April 22 to May 2 with a sprained finger on his right hand.

Andreoli was signed by Seattle as a minor league free agent on Dec. 8, 2017. The Worchester, MA, native was drafted by Chicago-NL in the 17th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Connecticut. In 8 minor league seasons (2011-current), he's appeared in 773 games, hitting a combined .270 (745x2763) with 127 doubles, 44 triples, 37 home runs and 256 RBI with 247 stolen bases.

Seattle Mariners

Rangers place Delino DeShields on 10-day DL, recall Drew Robinson

DeShields sustained fractured finger during Thursday night's game against the Angels

The Texas Rangers this afternoon announced that the club has placed outfielder Delino DeShields on the 10-day disabled list with a fracture of the tip of his right middle finger. The team has recalled infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson from Triple-A Round Rock.

DeShields sustained the injured finger on an attempted bunt in the seventh inning of Thursday night's series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. The first date he would be eligible to return is August 27. DeShields was also on the disabled list from March 31-April 21 with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand, and he was on the seven-day concussion list from August 4-11. DeShields has batted .204 with two home runs, 22 RBIs, and a team-high 18 stolen bases over 85 games for the Rangers this season.

The Texas Rangers this afternoon announced that the club has placed outfielder Delino DeShields on the 10-day disabled list with a fracture of the tip of his right middle finger. The team has recalled infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson from Triple-A Round Rock.

DeShields sustained the injured finger on an attempted bunt in the seventh inning of Thursday night's series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. The first date he would be eligible to return is August 27. DeShields was also on the disabled list from March 31-April 21 with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand, and he was on the seven-day concussion list from August 4-11. DeShields has batted .204 with two home runs, 22 RBIs, and a team-high 18 stolen bases over 85 games for the Rangers this season.

Robinson will be in his third stint with the Rangers this season, also Opening Day-May 20 and August 4-11. He has batted .186 with one home run and five RBIs in 32 games with Texas in 2018. He has spent the balance of the campaign with Round Rock, batting .303 (64-211) with 10 home runs, 28 RBIs, and a .948 OPS figure in 53 games.

After these transactions, the Rangers remain at the 40-man limit on the Major League roster, along with five players on the 60-day disabled list.

Texas Rangers

Globe Life & Rangers Baseball Foundation award grants to 11 non-profits

Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation today announced it has awarded grants to 11 non-profit organizations in Texas and Louisiana to support youth baseball and softball programs.

The Globe Life Texas Rangers Baseball and Softball grants will be presented during a ceremony prior to the game today, Friday, August 17, against the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation today announced it has awarded grants to 11 non-profit organizations in Texas and Louisiana to support youth baseball and softball programs.

The Globe Life Texas Rangers Baseball and Softball grants will be presented during a ceremony prior to the game today, Friday, August 17, against the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation instituted the Grant Program in 2012 as another means to promote the growth and development of youth baseball and softball. Since its creation in 1992, the Rangers Foundation has constructed the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, presented by Toyota along with 12 baseball fields in other communities and supported thousands of children playing for RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) and Miracle League programs. Seven grants were awarded in the first year of the program in 2012, an additional 11 were presented in both 2013 and 2014, 10 were given in both 2015 and 2016, and eight were distributed in 2017.

In February 2014, the Texas Rangers and Globe Life announced a 10-year agreement establishing Globe Life Park in Arlington as the new name for Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. As part of the agreement with the Rangers, Globe Life is making a substantial commitment to support youth baseball and softball programs in the Rangers' five-state territory by joining with the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation in the grant partnership program.

On August 24, 2017, the Rangers and Globe Life announced an extension of their naming rights partnership establishing Globe Life Field as the name for the team's new ballpark that will open in Arlington for the 2020 season. The extension of the Rangers-Globe Life partnership goes through 2048.

Over the past seven years, more than $550,000 has been distributed to more than 69 different organizations - impacting more than 60,000 kids and more than 50 different communities through the Globe Life Texas Rangers Baseball and Softball Grant Program.

Based in McKinney, Texas, Globe Life has served the life insurance needs of American families since 1951. Globe Life has 4.2 million policyholders and more than $80 billion of insurance in force.

Organizations were asked to complete a proposal describing how funding from the grant would allow them to give youth in their area the opportunity to play either baseball or softball. The winners were selected based on need and the ability of the proposed program to improve baseball programs in their local areas. FOX Sports Southwest helped to promote the grant program throughout the Rangers entire television territory.

The 2018 Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation grant recipients includes:

El Paso Border Youth Athletic Association, El Paso, TX

Funds will be used for leagues and fall, spring, and summer programming.

Fort Worth Southwest High School Softball, Fort Worth, TX

Funds will be used to replace batting cage nets.

Frazier Revitalization, Dallas, TX

Funds will be used for skill development and competition for grades four through six in South Dallas.

Greenville High School, Greenville, TX

Funds will be used to build batting cages, cover current batting cages, and build a storage shed for field supplies.

Legacy Ranch, Gonzales, TX

Funds will be used to install a softball play area, including field generation, backstop, bases, bats, balls, and gloves.

Opelousas High School Baseball Team, Opelousas, LA

Funds will be used to build a batting cage and purchase a pitching machine.

Opelousas Senior High School, Opelousas, LA

Funds will be used to improve and elevate the softball program.

Paris Optimist Foundation, Paris, TX

Funds will be used to upgrade the dugouts for players with disabilities.

Sunray ISD, Sunray, TX

Funds will be used to begin a baseball program.

Texas Leadership Charter Academy- Arlington, Arlington, TX

Funds will be used to build batting cage and pitching/bullpen area.

Van Baseball and Softball Association, Van, TX

Funds will be used to replace backstop and add dugouts for the t-ball field. 

About Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation: Since its inception in 1991, the Foundation has invested more than $30 million in our community to help children through support of programs including the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, presented by Toyota, youth health and wellness programs like the just keep livin programs, educational programs including the Richard Greene Scholars program, and support of the military and first responders and their families

About Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company: Globe Life has served the life insurance needs of American families since 1951. Globe Life has 4.2 million policyholders and more than $80 billion of insurance in force. Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company, which employs nearly 3,000 people at its offices in McKinney, Oklahoma City, OK, and other corporate locations nationwide, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK), headquartered in McKinney. Torchmark's other insurance subsidiaries include American Income Life, Liberty National, United American, and Family Heritage Life. More information is available at www.GlobeLifeInsurance.com.

Texas Rangers

Rangers MLB Youth Academy Notebook

With the new "States Play" tournament coming to Globe Life Park in Arlington next weekend, the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex Presented by Toyota is set join the action by hosting some of the workouts.

Workouts will be held at the Academy on Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

With the new "States Play" tournament coming to Globe Life Park in Arlington next weekend, the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex Presented by Toyota is set join the action by hosting some of the workouts.

Workouts will be held at the Academy on Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

The three games of the tournament will be hosted at Globe Life Park, pitting a roster of players from Texas against a roster from California. Athletes were selected MLB and USA Baseball.

Games at Globe Life Park are Friday, August 24, at 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, August 25, at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, August 26, at 11:00 a.m. The games are free for the public and will stream live on MLB.com.

Equipment Drive

On Saturday, August 18, fans may drop off new and gently used baseball and softball equipment at any entrance of Globe Life Park in Arlington from 4:30-7:30 p.m. as part of the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) Equipment Drive.

Academy athletes who were on the RBI All-Star teams that traveled to the RBI Southwest Regionals in Austin, Texas, last month will be on hand to assist with the collection. All equipment received will benefit Academy participants, Rangers RBI, and Mercy Street Little League. 

Fans who make a donation will receive a ticket to a future 2018 Rangers home game.

Fall Preview

The Rangers Academy is gearing up for fall programming. Activities to watch for in the coming weeks include:

• Registration is now open for Mercy Street Little League (https://www.mercystreetdallas.org/baseball/)

• RBI Fall Baseball and Softball season kicking off at the end of September (www.rangers.com/academy)

• Youth Academy Fall Training Program for ages 7 through 18, beginning at the end of September (www.rangers.com/academy)

Texas Rangers

Mets select LHP Daniel Zamora, place RHP Bobby Wahl on DL

The New York Mets announced today that the club has selected the contract of LHP Daniel Zamora from Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and placed RHP Bobby Wahl on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Zamora will wear #73 and will be active for tonight's game at Philadelphia. His first appearance will be his Major League debut. To make room on the 40-man roster for Zamora, the Mets transferred Phillip Evans to the 60-day disabled list.

Zamora, 25, was 1-1 with two saves and a 3.48 ERA (20 earned runs/51.2 innings) in 40 games for Binghamton this year. He was named to the mid-season Eastern League All-Star team. Zamora has racked up 69 strikeouts and issued only 16 walks. He is holding left-handers to a .244 (21-86) mark and right-handers are batting .157 (16-102) against him.

The New York Mets announced today that the club has selected the contract of LHP Daniel Zamora from Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and placed RHP Bobby Wahl on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Zamora will wear #73 and will be active for tonight's game at Philadelphia. His first appearance will be his Major League debut. To make room on the 40-man roster for Zamora, the Mets transferred Phillip Evans to the 60-day disabled list.

Zamora, 25, was 1-1 with two saves and a 3.48 ERA (20 earned runs/51.2 innings) in 40 games for Binghamton this year. He was named to the mid-season Eastern League All-Star team. Zamora has racked up 69 strikeouts and issued only 16 walks. He is holding left-handers to a .244 (21-86) mark and right-handers are batting .157 (16-102) against him.

He was acquired from the Pirates along with cash considerations on January 31 earlier this year in exchange for LHP Josh Smoker. Zamora posted a 1.86 ERA (11 earned runs/53.1 innings) with 61 strikeouts in 37 games with Bradenton (A) of the Florida State League last year. He also hurled 3.0 scoreless innings in two contests with Altoona (AA) of the Eastern League in 2017. Zamora combined to go 2-4 with nine saves, allowed only two home runs and issued 19 walks. He was named to the mid-season Florida State League All-State team last season.

Overall, the 6-3, 195-pounder has gone 7-7 with 14 saves and a 2.80 ERA (52 earned runs/167.1 innings) in 114 career Minor League games. He has 202 strikeouts during that span.

Wahl is 0-1 with a 10.13 ERA (six earned runs/5.1 innings) in seven games with New York.

New York Mets

Red Sox activate second baseman Ian Kinsler from 10-day DL

Club places third baseman Rafael Devers on 10-day DL

The Boston Red Sox today activated second baseman Ian Kinsler from the 10-day disabled list. The club also placed third baseman Rafael Devers on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, retroactive to yesterday, August 16.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

The Boston Red Sox today activated second baseman Ian Kinsler from the 10-day disabled list. The club also placed third baseman Rafael Devers on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, retroactive to yesterday, August 16.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Kinsler, 36, missed 11 games after being placed on the disabled list on August 4 with a left hamstring strain. Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels on July 30, the second baseman has gone 4-for-10 with two stolen bases, three runs scored, and two RBIs in three games with the Red Sox. In 54 games since May 29, he has hit .292 (61-for-209) with an .870 OPS, including .414 (24-for-58) with a 1.106 OPS in his last 16 games. Kinsler won the American League's Rawlings Gold Glove Award for second base in 2016 and was once again a finalist for the award in 2017. Selected by Texas in the 17th round of the 2003 June Draft, he has been named to four American League All-Star teams (2008, '10, '12, '14) and has finished in the top 30 in MVP voting four times.

Devers, 21, made his first career Opening Day roster and has spent the entire 2018 season with the major league club. In 102 games, he has hit .242 (94-for-389) with 47 runs scored, 22 doubles, 16 home runs, and 55 RBIs, making 99 starts at third base and one as the designated hitter. The left-handed hitter has reached base via hit or walk in each of his last 11 games since July 23, going 11-for-41 (.268) with an .838 OPS in that time. Originally signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent in 2013, the Dominican-born third baseman has a .257 career batting average (157-for-611) with 36 doubles, 26 home runs, and 85 RBIs over 160 games.

Boston Red Sox

Cleveland Indians, Montgomery Inn announce partnership

Montgomery Inn named the official BBQ and BBQ sauce of the Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians today announced a new partnership with the Cincinnati-based barbecue restaurant Montgomery Inn.

Nicknamed "The Ribs King," Montgomery Inn is now the official barbecue and barbecue sauce of the Cleveland Indians.

The Cleveland Indians today announced a new partnership with the Cincinnati-based barbecue restaurant Montgomery Inn.

Nicknamed "The Ribs King," Montgomery Inn is now the official barbecue and barbecue sauce of the Cleveland Indians.

The new Forest City BBQ stand (section 541), presented by Montgomery Inn, features pulled chicken, pulled pork and sliced kielbasa BBQ platters. Fans will also have an option to purchase a sliced brisket sandwich, as well as delicious sides like baked beans, mac n' cheese and potato salad.

Progressive Field is the first and only location where Clevelanders can enjoy Montgomery Inn barbecue.

"We are very excited to partner with a city and a franchise as great as Cleveland and the Cleveland Indians," said VP, Montgomery Inn, Inc. Evan Andrews. "Montgomery Inn and the Tribe both have winning traditions and this partnership makes us proud!"

Fans can now pick up Montgomery Inn's famous barbecue sauce at all Heinen's locations.

Cleveland Indians

White Sox reinstate Leury García from disabled list

Prior to tonight's series opener vs. Kansas City, the Chicago White Sox reinstated outfielder Leury García from the 10-day disabled list.

García, 27, was placed on the disabled list on August 6 with a strained left hamstring suffered on August 5 at Tampa Bay.

Prior to tonight's series opener vs. Kansas City, the Chicago White Sox reinstated outfielder Leury García from the 10-day disabled list.

García, 27, was placed on the disabled list on August 6 with a strained left hamstring suffered on August 5 at Tampa Bay.

He is batting .280 (66-236) with seven doubles, four triples, four home runs, 31 RBIs, 22 runs scored and 11 stolen bases in 73 games with the White Sox this season.

Chicago White Sox

Orioles team up with local nonprofits to host "OriolesREACH Week"

Week-long volunteer initiative begins August 20

The Orioles today announced the first-ever OriolesREACH Week, a week-long club program dedicated to giving back to the Baltimore community beginning August 20. Throughout the week, volunteers from the Orioles On Deck Employee Volunteer Program presented by Bank of America will assist a different locally-based nonprofit organization each day leading up to the 32nd annual OriolesREACH Food & Funds Drive, which begins Friday, August 24, at Oriole Park.

On Monday, August 20, the campaign will begin with a visit to The Baltimore Station to help renovate the campus by painting the halls and dormitory. The Baltimore Station is an innovative therapeutic residential treatment program that helps more than 135 homeless veterans transition through the cycle of poverty and addiction to achieve sobriety.

The Orioles today announced the first-ever OriolesREACH Week, a week-long club program dedicated to giving back to the Baltimore community beginning August 20. Throughout the week, volunteers from the Orioles On Deck Employee Volunteer Program presented by Bank of America will assist a different locally-based nonprofit organization each day leading up to the 32nd annual OriolesREACH Food & Funds Drive, which begins Friday, August 24, at Oriole Park.

On Monday, August 20, the campaign will begin with a visit to The Baltimore Station to help renovate the campus by painting the halls and dormitory. The Baltimore Station is an innovative therapeutic residential treatment program that helps more than 135 homeless veterans transition through the cycle of poverty and addiction to achieve sobriety.

On Tuesday, August 21, Orioles employees will voluteer at the Maryland Food Bank, where they will work in the organization's warehouse to repack dry goods. For more than 35 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need, becoming the leading anti-hunger organization in the state. The Maryland Food Bank currently distributes more than 102,000 meals per day and more than 37 million meals annually.

On Wednesday, August 22, OriolesREACH Week continues with the Fresh Start Leadership Project at Living Classrooms, a foundation that strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training. A development workforce program for males ages 17-19, Fresh Start uses carpentry as a medium for teaching an array of job and life skills. During the Fresh Start Leadership Project, Fresh Start participants will become the teachers for the day, showing Orioles volunteers how to complete a small woodworking project, giving them the opportunity to practice communication, leadership, organization, and more.

On Thursday, August 23, Orioles staff, along with the Oriole Bird, will volunteer at Moveable Feast. The group will help plant, weed, harvest, and compost the organization's garden plot at the Duncan Street Miracle Garden before delivering food to clients. Moveable Feast is a local nonprofit organization that provides home-delivered, medically-tailored meals to those living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life threatening illnesses.

OriolesREACH Week will continue through the weekend with the 32nd annual OriolesREACH Food & Funds Drive, presented by MASN, Pompeian Olive Oil, and WJZ-TV. From Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26, representatives will be stationed at each Oriole Park entry gate to collect non-perishable food items and cash donations for the Maryland Food Bank. The event, hosted by The Orioles Wives, Oriole Advocates, Von Paris Moving and Storage, and the Maryland Food Bank, has raised more than $150,000 and collected nearly 32,000 pounds of food over the past five seasons.

Launched in 2007, OriolesREACH centralizes the club's community relations initiatives in an effort to better reach those who are most in need. With the goal of enriching the lives of the Birdland community, the Orioles and OriolesREACH have supported many civic and charitable organizations through a vareity of programs and initatives in the Mid-Atlantic region, Sarasota, Fla., and beyond. Over the past year, volunteers from the Orioles On Deck Volunteer Program presented by Bank of America have served more than 300 hours in the local community.

Baltimore Orioles

Homestand Highlights

$12 Tickets Available All Weekend vs Giants

$12 Tickets All Weekend: Fans can get $12 tickets for all three Reds vs. Giants games, Aug.17-19: reds.com/tickets


Friday, August 17, 2018 - Reds vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:10 p.m. (Fireworks Friday)
• Fireworks Friday: Rozzi's Famous Fireworks show with a Grateful Dead soundtrack will begin approximately 10 minutes after the game ends, presented by Sprint. 

$12 Tickets All Weekend: Fans can get $12 tickets for all three Reds vs. Giants games, Aug.17-19: reds.com/tickets


Friday, August 17, 2018 - Reds vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:10 p.m. (Fireworks Friday)
• Fireworks Friday: Rozzi's Famous Fireworks show with a Grateful Dead soundtrack will begin approximately 10 minutes after the game ends, presented by Sprint. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - Reds vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:10 p.m. (Super Saturday) 
• Scott Schebler Fan Vote bobblehead: As part of Super Saturdays, free bobblehead of Reds outfielder Scott Schebler to the first 20,000 fans, presented by PNC Bank. Voting to pick the bobblehead was held in April.
• First pitch: Eight-year-old Hailey Dawson will throw out a ceremonial first pitch tonight during pregame ceremonies. She has a robotic right hand that was developed by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas engineering department using a 3D-printer. Hailey is on track to be the first person to throw out a first pitch at all 30 MLB ballparks. (GABP is her 28th ballpark.) 

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - Reds vs. San Francisco Giants, 1:10 p.m. (Family Sunday, Reds Rookies Day) 
• Jesse Winker Fathead: As part of family day at the ballpark, free Jesse Winker Fathead® Wall Decal to kids 14 and younger, presented by Tempstar.
• Family Sunday Activities: As part of Family Sundays presented by Klosterman Bakery, kids can enjoy circus performers and a face painter, a live mascot race, a "Third and Learn" program in the Kroger Fan Zone during the third inning and more.
• Reds Rookies Game: Reds Rookies Baby Club members and their parents will take part in a pregame parade on the field. The Kroger Fan Zone will become the "Baby Zone" with pregame activities and games hosted by Erin Fischer from "Raising A Reds Fan," as well as giveaways from Reds partners Pampers, TriHealth and Kroger. Families can join the club and participate in the parade at reds.com/Rookies.
• Library Day at the Ballpark: Free Reds sunglasses to the first 10,000 fans thanks to The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Reds Hall of Fame & Museum presented by Dinsmore 
• Tom Browning, Aug. 17: Fans can meet and take photos with Reds Hall of Famer "Mr. Perfect" Tom Browning on Friday, Aug. 17 from 6-7 pm. Autographs are available for $5 each. Museum admission or membership is required.
• Kevin Mitchell, Aug. 19: Two-time All-Star and 1989 NL MVP Kevin Mitchell will be at the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum on Sunday, August 19 from Noon to 1 p.m. Pricing for the event is $20 for the first autograph for non-members, $15 for Hall of Fame members. Up to five (5) additional items can be signed for $15 per item. Please call the Hall of Fame Box Office at (513) 765-7923 for more information.
• Collectible Bobblehead for August - Tom Browning: The 2018 Reds Hall of Fame Collectible Bobblehead Series continues in August with Tom Browning, Hall of Fame class of 2006. The bobbleheads celebrate the 25th anniversary of Browning's infamous rooftop visit in Chicago in 1993 and are free with regular-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame (or Great American Ball Park tour) on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month of August, while supplies last.

Reds Player Appearances
• Jared Hughes, Aug. 18: Meet Reds pitcher Jared Hughes at the Sprint Store in Tri-County on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to Noon. The Sprint Store is located at 80 W. Kemper Rd, Springdale, OH 45246.
 

Cincinnati Reds

Miami's Ureña disciplined

Miami Marlins pitcher José Ureña has received a six-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves with a pitch in the bottom of the first inning of Wednesday night's game at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

Unless appealed, Ureña's suspension is scheduled to begin tomorrow, when the Marlins are to play the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. If he elects to appeal, then the discipline issued to Ureña will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.

Miami Marlins pitcher José Ureña has received a six-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves with a pitch in the bottom of the first inning of Wednesday night's game at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

Unless appealed, Ureña's suspension is scheduled to begin tomorrow, when the Marlins are to play the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. If he elects to appeal, then the discipline issued to Ureña will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.

In addition, Braves first base coach Eric Young has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his actions during the incident. Young's suspension will be served tonight, when the Braves are scheduled to host the Colorado Rockies.

Miami Marlins

Game of Thrones night returns to Safeco Field

Specially priced tickets available now for Monday, August 20 game

The hit HBO series Game of Thrones® returns for its eighth and final season in 2019, but you can get your GoT fix at Safeco Field on Monday, August 20 at the Second Annual Game of Thrones Night.

Specially priced tickets are available online only at Mariners.com/GameOfThrones.

The hit HBO series Game of Thrones® returns for its eighth and final season in 2019, but you can get your GoT fix at Safeco Field on Monday, August 20 at the Second Annual Game of Thrones Night.

Specially priced tickets are available online only at Mariners.com/GameOfThrones.

Tickets are $35 for View Level and $49 for Main Level. While supplies last, fans who purchase tickets through this online only offer will receive a Game of Thrones bobblehead. Tickets must be presented at Section 339 before the end of the third inning.

There's also a chance to sit on the Iron Throne, which will be on display at Lookout Landing, down the left field line on the View Level (300 Level).

The deadline to purchase tickets through this special offer is noon, Monday, August 20.

Seattle Mariners

Dodgers' Puig disciplined

Outfielder Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers has received a two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for fighting and inciting a bench-clearing incident in the bottom of the seventh inning of his Club's Tuesday night game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

In addition, Giants catcher Nick Hundley has received an undisclosed fine for his role in the incident.

Outfielder Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers has received a two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for fighting and inciting a bench-clearing incident in the bottom of the seventh inning of his Club's Tuesday night game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

In addition, Giants catcher Nick Hundley has received an undisclosed fine for his role in the incident.

Unless appealed, the suspension of Puig is scheduled to begin on Friday, when the Dodgers are to play at Seattle. If Puig elects to appeal, then the discipline issued to him will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.

MLB

Rangers activate Mazara from 10-day DL; option Calhoun to Round Rock

Mazara is in starting lineup and batting cleanup for tonight's series opener against the Los Angeles Angels

Arlington, Texas - The Texas Rangers this afternoon announced that the club has activated outfielder Nomar Mazara from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Willie Calhoun to Triple-A Round Rock.

Mazara has been on the disabled list since July 17 with a right thumb sprain sustained during the club's series in Baltimore prior to the All-Star break. His last game with Texas was July 14 at Baltimore. He batted a combined .300 (6-20) with 2 RBI during a 6-game injury rehabilitation assignment with Round Rock and Frisco (AA), going 0-for-4 and playing the entire game in right field last night for the RoughRiders against Arkansas. Mazara batted .272 with 15 home runs and 58 RBI in 91 games for the Rangers prior to the first disabled list stint of his career, and he has a team-leading 78 starts in right field.

Arlington, Texas - The Texas Rangers this afternoon announced that the club has activated outfielder Nomar Mazara from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Willie Calhoun to Triple-A Round Rock.

Mazara has been on the disabled list since July 17 with a right thumb sprain sustained during the club's series in Baltimore prior to the All-Star break. His last game with Texas was July 14 at Baltimore. He batted a combined .300 (6-20) with 2 RBI during a 6-game injury rehabilitation assignment with Round Rock and Frisco (AA), going 0-for-4 and playing the entire game in right field last night for the RoughRiders against Arkansas. Mazara batted .272 with 15 home runs and 58 RBI in 91 games for the Rangers prior to the first disabled list stint of his career, and he has a team-leading 78 starts in right field.

Calhoun has batted .275 with one home run and 9 RBI in 22 games for Texas since being promoted on July 20, the day Mazara was formally placed on the disabled list. He has spent the balance of the campaign at Round Rock.

After these transactions, the Rangers remain at the 40-man limit on the major league roster, along with 5 players on the 60-day disabled list.

Texas Rangers