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Bid to play catch with Lorenzen among auctions

Auction runs through 10 p.m. ET on Thursday
December 10, 2018

LAS VEGAS -- A charitable tradition during the Winter Meetings will continue this week, with the Reds offering once-in-a-lifetime types of experiences that fans can bid on in an auction.This year's auction will support the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Negro Leagues Museum, two important institutions that educate future generations

LAS VEGAS -- A charitable tradition during the Winter Meetings will continue this week, with the Reds offering once-in-a-lifetime types of experiences that fans can bid on in an auction.
This year's auction will support the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Negro Leagues Museum, two important institutions that educate future generations of young people through honoring significant moments and individuals of baseball's past.
The auction is live on MLB.com/wintermeetingsauction through Thursday, when it will conclude at 10 p.m. ET. Items include special baseball experiences, including meetings with some of the game's biggest stars, along with unique items donated by MLB and the 30 clubs.
The Reds have three items up for bid this week. One auction winner will get the opportunity to play catch on the field at Great American Ball Park with pitcher Michael Lorenzen. Two fans with winning bids can be reporters for a day covering the Reds.
Lots of other items are up for bid from other clubs. The Yankees are offering a chance to meet outfielder Aaron Judge and sit in the "Judge's Chambers" section at Yankee Stadium. The Angels are auctioning a chance to meet Shohei Ohtani, while the Brewers are doing likewise with National League Most Valuable Player Award winner Christian Yelich.
Since its inception in 2012, the Winter Meetings auction has raised approximately $1.15 million to assist a variety of causes.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.