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Royals sign outfielder Jarrod Dyson to a one-year contract

March 5, 2021

SURPRISE, AZ (March 5, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have signed outfielder Jarrod Dyson to a one-year Major League contract. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Dyson, 36, spent the first seven years of his Major League career with Kansas City,

Angels to welcome back fans for the 2021 season

March 5, 2021

ANAHEIM – Governor Gavin Newsom’s modification of the state guidelines allows fans at Angel Stadium during the 2021 Season. Under these revised guidelines, limited capacity games will begin on April 1st. As Orange County transitions from the Red to Orange Tier, and eventually to the Yellow Tier, Angel Stadium’s capacity

Angels to welcome back fans for the 2021 season

March 5, 2021

ANAHEIM – Governor Gavin Newsom’s modification of the state guidelines allows fans at Angel Stadium during the 2021 Season. Under these revised guidelines, limited capacity games will begin on April 1st. As Orange County transitions from the Red to Orange Tier, and eventually to the Yellow Tier, Angel Stadium’s capacity

Dodgers' statement

March 5, 2021

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Dodgers President & CEO Stan Kasten today released the following statement: “On behalf of the Dodger organization and its fans, we want to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Governor Newsom, his staff and the many others who have worked tirelessly on these revised

Oakland A’s to welcome fans back to Coliseum for 2021 season

A’s FlexTix, undated ticket vouchers, on sale now
March 5, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland A’s, in cooperation with Alameda County and Major League Baseball, announced they have received approval to welcome fans back to the Oakland Coliseum for the 2021 season, beginning on Opening Day, Thursday, April 1. A’s FlexTix, undated and flexible single-game ticket vouchers, are on sale

Statement from the San Diego Padres

March 5, 2021

SAN DIEGO – Following today’s announcement by California Governor Gavin Newsom regarding changes to the tiered reopening system, which allow fans to attend sporting events in outdoor venues at limited capacity beginning in the red tier, Padres CEO Erik Greupner issued the following statement: “We are excited to hear today’s

Astros-Mets game on March 6, 2021, moved to 1:05 pm ET

Time change due to pending weather forecast
March 5, 2021

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – As a result of the pending weather forecast, the start time to tomorrow’s (March 6) Astros-Mets game at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches has been changed to 1:05 p.m. ET. The game was originally scheduled for 6:05 p.m., but has been moved up in

Academy Notebook

Little League Opening Day; Women’s History Month
March 5, 2021

Mercy Street Sports Spring League commences tomorrow, March 6, for the first time since 2019. The event is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy fields and will include a parade, lunch, team pictures and giveaways. David Hatteburg, Development Team Manager at Mercy West,

Free agent Dyson disciplined

March 5, 2021

Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that free agent pitcher Sam Dyson has accepted a suspension for the entire 2021 Championship Season and Postseason under Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. Consistent with the terms of the Policy, Dyson will participate in a

Red Sox agree to terms with 22 players on one-year contracts for 2021

March 5, 2021

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today announced that the club has agreed to terms with 22 players on one-year contracts for the 2021 season. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. Agreeing to terms were catchers Ronaldo Hernández and Connor Wong; outfielders Jeisson Rosario, Alex Verdugo, and Marcus Wilson;

MLB and MLBPA announce weekly COVID testing results

March 5, 2021

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today the latest COVID-19 testing results conducted under MLB’s COVID-19 Health Monitoring & Testing Plan. All Major League active roster players, non-roster invitees, and Tiers 1 and 2 Club staff members are required to complete the Intake Screening

Red Sox add outfielder Gilberto Jimenez to 2021 Spring Training roster

March 5, 2021

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today added outfielder Gilberto Jimenez to the team’s 2021 Spring Training roster as a non-roster invitee. The Red Sox have now invited 34 players to Major League Spring Training camp as non-roster invitees. Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Red Sox statement regarding Fenway Park as a mass vaccination site

March 4, 2021

BOSTON, MA –The Red Sox today issued the below statement from Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy regarding Fenway Park as a mass vaccination site: “The vaccination operation at Fenway Park has been the most important community activation in its 109-year history. We thank Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito

Royals to welcome fans back to 'The K' for full season of baseball

March 4, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 4, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that for the first time in 18 months fans will once again be welcomed back into Kauffman Stadium beginning on Thursday, April 1, when the Royals host the Texas Rangers at 3:10 p.m. to open the 2021

Mariners partner with Seattle University to help improve diversity in sports and entertainment

Mariners to provide fellowship opportunities for MBA candidates from diverse backgrounds
March 4, 2021

The Seattle Mariners have joined as founding partners with the Seattle Kraken to support a new program at Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics to diversify leadership in sports and entertainment. Each year, the Mariners will offer several fellowship and job opportunities for candidates enrolled in the university’s

loanDepot named presenting sponsor of AMERICAN AND NATIONAL League Championship Series on FOX, FS1 and TBS

loanDepot Announces “Home Means Everything” RBI Campaign Designed to Donate $500,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America
March 4, 2021

Baseball’s Official Mortgage Provider Also Doubles Prize of Opening Day Pick ‘Em Presented by loanDepot to $200,000 In Celebration of Baseball Fans Major League Baseball today announced that new partner loanDepot, the Official Mortgage Provider of MLB, has been named the presenting sponsor of the American and National League Championship

MLB to Host Inaugural “Lou Gehrig Day” on June 2

Annual Lou Gehrig Day will commemorate legacy of the Hall of Famer who inspired movement to end ALS
March 4, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. – The inaugural Lou Gehrig Day will be celebrated throughout Major League Baseball on Wednesday, June 2, as announced by the League today. The dedicated date will forever commemorate the legacy of the Hall of Famer who has inspired the ongoing movement to end Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS),

Milwaukee Brewers approved to host 25-percent capacity to open regular season

City of Milwaukee Health Department Approves Fan Attendance at American Family Field
March 4, 2021

MILWAUKEE – For the first time in 18 months, the Milwaukee Brewers will open American Family Field to fans after City of Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson today approved a plan to begin the regular season at 25-percent of total capacity. Opening Day is set for Thursday, April 1 at

Inaugural “Lou Gehrig Day” to be held June 2nd  throughout Major League Baseball

March 4, 2021

Dedicated Date on the Championship Season Calendar Will Forever Commemorate Legacy of the Hall of Famer Who Has Inspired the Ongoing Movement to End ALS Lou Gehrig Day Will Serve As Cause for Remembrance, Awareness and Celebration Major League Baseball today announced the inaugural “Lou Gehrig Day,” which will be

Cardinals approved to host fans at Busch Stadium in 2021

Ballpark to welcome return of up to 32% capacity starting with home opener on April 8; reopening plan developed In partnership with Mayor’s Office & City Health Dept.; club will implement changes to gameday operations to ensure health and safety for all
March 4, 2021

ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 4, 2021 -- The St. Louis Cardinals, in cooperation with the City of St. Louis and Major League Baseball, announced they have received approval to welcome guests back to Busch Stadium for the 2021 season, beginning on Thursday, April 8. “We are excited to have our

Pirates and PNC Bank announce ballpark naming rights extension

Two iconic Pittsburgh brands extend long-standing agreement with 10-year renewal
March 4, 2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates and PNC Bank today announced a 10-year extension to their current agreement, the centerpiece of which is the continued naming rights of PNC Park. Financial terms were not disclosed. PNC has maintained long-standing support of the Pirates for decades, and the bank was instrumental in the success

Manager Aaron Boone to take immediate medical leave of absence

March 3, 2021

The New York Yankees today announced that Manager Aaron Boone is taking an immediate medical leave of absence to receive a pacemaker. Surgery is expected to be performed later today at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa. “As many of you know, I underwent open-heart surgery in 2009, and I wanted

Padres add five video streams to Spring Training broadcast schedule

March 3, 2021

PEORIA, ARIZ. – The San Diego Padres today announced the addition of five spring training game video streams to their current broadcast schedule at no additional cost. From a single high-home camera with audio from the Padres radio broadcast team of Jesse Agler and Tony Gwynn Jr., the free video

Valdez has fractured left ring finger

Sustained injury during yesterday’s Spring Training outing vs. the Mets
March 3, 2021

WEST PALM BEACH, FL-Astros LHP Framber Valdez has a fractured left ring finger, General Manager James Click announced today. Valdez injured the finger yesterday during his Spring Training start vs. the Mets in Port St. Lucie after being struck by a comebacker to the mound in the first inning. Valdez

Washington Nationals announce 'Read Like A Champion' summer reading program

Program returns for the 8th consecutive year
March 3, 2021

The Washington Nationals are proud to announce the Read Like A Champion Summer Reading program. For the last seven years, the Washington Nationals have partnered with area libraries to address the “summer slide” – the loss of learning that children and teens experience when they do not read during summer