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Pioneer League designated Partner League of MLB

Eight-team league will continue operations as a professional league in 2021
12:10 PM EST

Major League Baseball and the Pioneer League jointly announced today that the Pioneer League has been designated a “Partner League” of MLB. Starting in 2021, the Pioneer League will transition from affiliated status to an independent professional MLB Partner League that continues to provide high-quality baseball to the states of

Cubs announce promotions in baseball operations

11:28 AM EST

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs today announced promotions in the Baseball Operations department, including Jeff Greenberg to Assistant General Manager and Craig Breslow to Assistant General Manager/Vice President, Pitching. Jeff Greenberg will begin his first full season as Assistant General Manager after he was elevated to the role earlier this

Bobby Abreu Worthy Of Enshrinement In Cooperstown

Longtime Phillies right fielder has career numbers comparable to top outfielders of the last century
10:59 AM EST

Former Phillies right fielder Bobby Abreu, who is on the Hall of Fame ballot for the second season, accrued career statistics in many categories on par with or superior to nearly every one of the 26 players ever elected to the Hall of Fame as a right fielder. For 18

Orioles to provide COVID-19 testing for Elev8 Baltimore

Educators and staff to receive free COVID-19 testing through January 2021 as part of Major League Baseball’s community testing program
10:56 AM EST

The Orioles, in partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF), today announced a plan to facilitate COVID-19 testing for Elev8 Baltimore educators and staff. Tests will be regularly administered through January 2021 as part of the club’s ongoing efforts to serve the community during the

MLB announces new 'MLB Draft League'

First-of-its-kind MLB Draft League to launch in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey; plan retains high-level baseball in these communities for the long-term
10:09 AM EST

Major League Baseball, Prep Baseball Report (PBR), and five founding members today announced the formation of the MLB Draft League, which will become the first league in the country focused on top prospects who are eligible to be drafted by MLB Clubs that summer. With the 2021 MLB Draft moved

Kerrick Jackson named MLB Draft League President

9:00 AM EST

A true baseball professional with 22 years of experience across all levels of the game, Kerrick Jackson’s role as Executive Director, MLB and Collegiate Initiatives, encompasses leading Prep Baseball Report’s partnership with Major League Baseball as the President of the MLB Draft League. “I am really excited to welcome Kerrick

Bob Miller passes away at the age of 94

November 29, 2020

Former Phillies pitcher Bob Miller, a rotation staple for the 1950 “Whiz Kids” team, died Friday night. He was 94 years old. Born Robert John Miller on June 16, 1926, in Detroit, Mich., he was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Detroit. A World War II veteran, Miller

Statement from the New Era Pinstripe Bowl

2020 New Era Pinstripe Bowl canceled due to COVID-19 concerns
November 27, 2020

Due to the recent increase in coronavirus cases, which has led to the imposition of various travel restrictions and the cancellation of many college football games, including those in the Big Ten and ACC Conferences, we have made the decision out of an abundance of caution and in conjunction with

Indians claim RHP Jordan Humphreys from San Francisco

DFA RHP Adam Cimber to make room on 40-man roster
November 25, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the 2021 40-man roster. Claimed RHP Jordan Humphreys from San Francisco. Designated RHP Adam Cimber for assignment. Humphreys, 24, last pitched as a member of the New York Mets organization in 2019, appearing in two games with

Pirates claim Ashton Goudeau off waivers from Colorado

November 25, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today claimed right-handed pitcher Ashton Goudeau (pronounced goo-DOE) off waivers from the Colorado Rockies. The announcement was made by General Manager Ben Cherington. The 28-year-old Goudeau made four appearances over four separate stints with the Rockies in 2020 while also being a member of the club’s Opening

Orioles roster moves 11/25/2020

November 25, 2020

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves: • Claimed INF/OF Chris Shaw off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. • Designated RHP Thomas Eshelman for assignment. • INF Renato Núñez has cleared unconditional waivers and been granted his release. The Orioles 40-man roster currently has 40 players.

Rangers acquire catcher Aramis Garcia from San Francisco Giants on waiver claim

Garcia missed all of 2020 after undergoing hip surgery in February
November 25, 2020

Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers announced today that the club has acquired catcher Aramis (uh-RAH-mis) Garcia from the San Francisco Giants on a waiver claim. Garcia, 27, was designated for assignment by San Francisco on November 20 after missing the entire 2020 season while recovering from surgery on his

Red Sox announce roster moves

November 25, 2020

BOSTON, MA -- The Boston Red Sox today made the following roster moves: • Right-handed pitcher Joel Payamps was claimed off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks. • To make room for Payamps on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Robert Stock was designated for assignment. • Right-handed pitchers Ryan Weber and

Pirates announce 2021 Bucs Flex Plans

Mobile-only plan designed to offer fans ultimate value and flexibility
November 25, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the on-sale dates for the 2021 Bucs Flex Plan, a 10-voucher ticket package that allows plan holders the freedom to redeem tickets at their convenience. The mobile-only discounted ticket plan will go on sale beginning “Cyber Monday,” Monday, November 30, at Pirates.com/flex. Fans who secure

Colorado Rockies acquire right-handed pitcher Robert Stephenson and outfielder Jameson Hannah from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jeff Hoffman and right-hander Case Williams

November 25, 2020

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Robert Stephenson and Minor League outfielder Jameson Hannah from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jeff Hoffman and Minor League right-hander Case Williams. • Stephenson, 27, made 10 relief appearances with the Reds in 2020

Dodgers Foundation donates turkeys, food and resources to 500 families at Dodger Day Grab-and-Go presented by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians at Estrada Courts Public Housing in Boyle Heights

November 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES – On Saturday, November 21st, the Housing Authority City of Los Angeles and the Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley distributed turkeys, food and resources made possible by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation to support 500 youth and families from the Estrada Courts Public Housing

White Sox 2021 Holiday Packs on sale Monday, November 30

Bring the White Sox home for the holidays with virtual holiday greetings, special sales and opportunities to give back
November 24, 2020

CHICAGO – Spreading joy, White Sox spirit and dreams of baseball this holiday season, popular White Sox 2021 Holiday Packs will be available for purchase beginning Monday, November 30 at 10 a.m. at whitesox.com/holidaypacks. White Sox Holiday Packs offer fans four mobile ticket vouchers for 60 different home games during

Phillies to kick off holiday season with 'Red Friday In-Store & Virtual Shopping Week'

Introducing new deals and new ways to shop safely and conveniently for exclusive Phillies gifts
November 24, 2020

Starting on Friday, November 27, fans can take part in the Phillies Red Friday In-Store & Virtual Shopping Week, featuring new deals and ways to shop safely and conveniently for exclusive Phillies gifts at the New Era Phillies Team Store at Citizens Bank Park. Increased from a one-day sale to

Cleveland Indians, Meijer, Toys for Tots partner for holiday giving

Meijer to give $1,000 gift cards to six different Cleveland Indians community organizations; Cleveland Indians to give MLB Military Grant of $15,000 to Marines’ Toys for Tots program
November 24, 2020

Cleveland, OH -- The Cleveland Indians announced today two community initiatives to help the Northeast Ohio community during the holiday season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tribe will be unable to host its annual Thanksgiving meal at the ballpark. In order to still provide Thanksgiving meals to the Northeast

Braves sign RHP Charlie Morton 

Two-time All-Star inks one-year deal with Atlanta
November 24, 2020

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves today signed RHP Charlie Morton to a one-year contract worth $15 million. The Braves 40-man roster stands at 39. Morton, 37, spent the last two seasons with Tampa Bay, and went 2-2 with a 4.74 ERA (20 ER/38.0 IP) in nine games, all starts in

Atlanta Braves to release their commemorative book, '150 Years of Braves Baseball,' this Friday

The book celebrates the Braves' 150-year history in baseball
November 24, 2020

ATLANTA (November 24, 2020) -- The Atlanta Braves’ new commemorative book, “150 Years of Braves Baseball,” will go on-sale this Friday, November 27. The book chronicles the Braves’ 150-year history in Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta and will be available in limited quantity at the Braves Clubhouse Store for $50. The

St. Louis Cardinals statement on Carlos Martínez

November 23, 2020

The St. Louis Cardinals were informed earlier today that Carlos Martínez had participated in a public gathering event this past weekend in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. We are currently gathering details from this event, but it is our understanding that Carlos was not arrested nor are there any pending legal

Oakland A’s coming together with Bay Area sports teams for Giving Tuesday Fundraiser

Fans can donate online from Dec. 1 to 4; proceeds benefit community programming across the Bay Area
November 23, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s are teaming up with the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Earthquakes, and San Jose Sharks for a special #BayAreaUnite Giving Tuesday fundraiser. From Tuesday, Dec. 1 to Friday, Dec. 4, fans can make an online donation on a

Indians confirm 2021 Major League coaching staff

DeMarlo Hale Named Bench Coach
November 23, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the 2021 Major League Coaching Staff: Named DeMarlo Hale Major League Bench Coach. Hale, 59, joins the Cleveland staff after spending the last two seasons in the Atlanta Braves organization, spending 2019 in Player Development and 2020

Cubs, Jed Hoyer agree to new contract through 2025

November 23, 2020

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced that the team and President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer have agreed to terms on a new five-year contract that runs through the 2025 season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hoyer joined Chicago in November 2011 as Executive Vice President/General Manager.