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Phillies New Era Team Store at Citizens Bank Park re-opens with Opening Day headband for fans on Monday, July 6

New safety guidelines in place for in-store shoppers
30 minutes ago

On Monday, July 6, the Phillies New Era Team Store at Citizens Bank Park will re-open to the public with new safety guidelines, giving fans the chance to finally shop in person for the approaching 2020 baseball season. To celebrate, the Phillies New Era Team Store will feature plenty of

Pirates sign final three 2020 Draft selections, including Competitive Balance A pick Carmen Mlodzinski

July 2, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have signed Competitive Balance A round selection Carmen Mlodzinski (pronounced ma-JINSK-ee), second round pick Jared Jones and third round pick Nick Garcia from the 2020 First-Year Player Draft. Pittsburgh also signed non-drafted free agent catcher Joe Jimenez on Thursday. The 21-year-old Mlodzinski (selected 31st

Blue Jays to host 2020 summer training camp in Toronto

July 2, 2020

The Toronto Blue Jays today announce that its summer training camp will be staged at Rogers Centre in preparation for the 2020 MLB season. Players and club personnel are currently completing intake screening in Dunedin, FL, where they will board private charter flights to Toronto this weekend. Only those that

Red Sox add catcher Jonathan Lucroy to club player pool 

July 2, 2020

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today added catcher Jonathan Lucroy to their Club Player Pool. He will participate in Major League Summer Camp as a non-roster invitee. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. The Red Sox have 48 players in their Club Player Pool, including 37 members of

Levi’s® and San Francisco Giants honor Bay Area non-profits during COVID-19 pandemic

July 2, 2020

Levi’s® and the Giants are teaming up this summer to honor six non-profit organizations in the Bay Area community who are taking action and making a difference for those most in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our world has changed in ways we could have never imagined, making the essential

Dodgers Foundation named 2020 Project Play champion

LADF among select organizations recognized nationally by the Aspen Institute
July 2, 2020

LOS ANGELES- The Aspen Institute’s Project Play announced Tuesday that it has named the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) as a 2020 Project Play Champion. The Aspen Institute’s Project Play Champions program annually recognizes local and national organizations that are taking new, meaningful, and specific actions consistent with the Project

Giants sign three additional players from 2020 Draft

July 2, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The San Francisco Giants announced today that they have signed three additional players from this year’s First-Year Player Draft including; IF Casey Schmitt, the Giants’ 49th overall pick, IF Jimmy Glowenke, the club’s 68th overall pick and RHP Ryan Murphy, San Francisco’s fifth round selection. The

Brewers "Cutout Crew" sold out 

Opportunity to Be Part of Miller Park’s Simulated Crowd Sells Out Within Two Hours of On Sale
July 2, 2020

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers “Cutout Crew” – two-foot images of fan likenesses that will join the Bob Uecker “Last Row” statue at Miller Park this season – has sold out quickly this morning. The Brewers offered the cutouts as a way for fans to be in the stands for

Cubs statement on LHP José Quintana

July 2, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today provided the following update on left-handed pitcher José Quintana. Last Saturday while washing dishes at his home in Miami, Quintana suffered a laceration on his left thumb that required five stitches. This morning in Chicago, Quintana underwent microscopic surgery on his left thumb to

Royals Warmup debuts tomorrow on Fox Sports Kansas City

Classic 1980 ALCS, 1985 ALCS and 1985 World Series games start next week
July 2, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 2, 2020) – FOX Sports Kansas City will help get fans ready for the 2020 season on Royals Warmup, a new weekly 30-minute show, beginning tomorrow and airing Fridays until the scheduled opening week of the 2020 regular season. The Royals TV team of Ryan Lefebvre,

Blue Jays roster moves

July 2, 2020

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed INF Breyvic Valera off waivers from the San Diego Padres. Additionally, RHP Bryan Baker, INF Patrick Kivlehan and OF Josh Palacios have been added to the Club Player Pool. Valera, 28, played in 17 Major League games last season, splitting time between the New

Enhancing the fan experience: PointsBet becomes official gaming partner for Detroit Tigers

Exclusive partnership with global sportsbook -- the first for a Major League Baseball team -- primed to bring new energy and excitement at Tigers games
July 2, 2020

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have entered into a dynamic new, multi-year partnership with PointsBet, a premier global sportsbook operator, to enhance fan engagement and game-day excitement by providing access to unique experiences, content, promotions and more, in and around Comerica Park. Following Michigan’s legalization of sports betting in 2019,

A’s add six players to 60-Man Player Pool

July 1, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s added six players to their 60-man player pool, the club announced today. Infielder Eric Campbell has been added to the Oakland group and will report to the Coliseum. Right-handed pitchers Wandisson Charles and Miguel Romero, infielder Robert Puason and outfielders Luis Barrera and Brayan

Giants sign first-round pick Patrick Bailey

July 1, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The San Francisco Giants have signed catcher Patrick Bailey, the 13th overall selection from this year’s First-Year Player Draft, the club announced today. Bailey, 21, hit .296 with a team-leading six home runs and 20 RBI over 17 games (16 starts) during the 2020 season, which

Colorado Rockies agree to terms with Competitive Balance Round A selection Drew Romo 

Colorado has signed all six selections from the 2020 First-Year Player Draft
July 1, 2020

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have agreed to terms with catcher Drew Romo, who was selected in competitive balance round A of the 2020 First-Year Player Draft out of The Woodlands High School in Woodlands, Texas. With his signing, the Rockies have now signed all six

Royals to host voter registration event

July 1, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 1, 2020) - The Kansas City Royals are proud to host a Missouri Voter Registration event this Friday, July 3. The postmark deadline to vote in the Missouri Primary election (scheduled for August 4) is Wednesday, July 8. The General election is November 3 with a

Tigers agree to terms with four undrafted free agents 

July 1, 2020

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms with four undrafted free agents. Those players are as follows:

  • Trevin Esquerra, 1B, Loyola Marymount University
  • Carson King, RHP, College of Central Florida
  • Austin Langworthy, OF, University of Florida
  • DJ Poteet, OF, Wake

Royals announce Fanbassador Program

A Portion of Funds to Benefit COVID Relief Efforts
July 1, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. (July 1, 2020) – With the return of baseball in 2020, the Kansas City Royals are excited to announce the Fanbassador program. Season Ticket Members will be offered the chance to order a hard-plastic cutout of their likeness that will be displayed in a seat at Kauffman

Brewers "Cutout Crew" - Miller Park's simulated crowd - to join Uecker Statue in last rows

Fans can Celebrate Bob Uecker’s 50th Season with the Milwaukee Brewers and be Part of the Miller Park Crowd During the 2020 Season
July 1, 2020

MILWAUKEE –The 2020 Milwaukee Brewers are ready to take the field later this month and while fans can’t be there in person, they can be proudly and uniquely represented. The Brewers “Cutout Crew” – two-foot images of fan likenesses – will join the Bob Uecker “Last Row” statue as a

Nationals agree to terms with nine undrafted free agents

July 1, 2020

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with nine undrafted free agents following Major League Baseball’s 2020 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline and Director of Scouting Operations Eddie Longosz made the joint

Padres acquire INF Jorge Mateo from Oakland Athletics

June 30, 2020

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres have acquired infielder Jorge Mateo from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today. Mateo, 25, spent the entire 2019 season with Triple-A Las Vegas for the second

A’s trade IF Jorge Mateo to San Diego for PTBNL

June 30, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland Athletics have traded IF Jorge Mateo to the San Diego Padres in exchange for a player to be named later. Mateo, 25, was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent at the age of 17 by the New York Yankees. In his eight-year minor league

D-backs 2020 credential information and media policies for Summer Camp and regular season

Daily credential application now open for Summer Camp workouts only; deadline to apply for a credential for Friday’s workout (time: TBD) is Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. AZT
June 30, 2020

The Arizona Diamondbacks revised credential information and media policies for the 2020 Summer Camp and regular season is as follows:

  • Previously distributed 2020 D-backs season credentials and BBWAA cards, including honorary Gold Cards, will not be valid at Chase Field.
  • All media must apply for daily credentials at

Astros official Summer Camp workouts begin Friday

All media must apply for daily credentials for workouts; Deadline for Friday is end of day tomorrow
June 30, 2020

HOUSTON, TX -- The Houston Astros will begin official Summer Camp workouts this Friday, July 3, at Minute Maid Park. Workout and media access times are still to be determined and will be announced as soon as possible. To apply for media credentials for Astros workouts, please do so via

Fans can virtually be at A’s game this season with Coliseum Cutouts

$49 for Access members, $89 for fans; proceeds benefiting the Oakland A’s Community Fund
June 30, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – This season, Oakland A’s fans have the chance to grab a seat at the Coliseum next to an A’s legend, Harvey the Rabbit, or Stomper through the team’s Coliseum Cutouts program. Cutouts are $49 each for Access members, $89 each for general fans, or $129 for a