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MLB Player Programs Department Resources

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Education

Ricardhy Grandoit
[email protected]

212-931-7694

Lilah Drafts-Johnson (Spanish speaking)
[email protected]

212-931-7733

  • Answer questions about DV/SA/CA policy, including annual education mandate
  • Provide guidance on leaguewide resources for survivors of DV/SA/CA
  • Connect Clubs with local/national DV/SA/CA organizations

Players & Staff Educational Programming‏

Carla Chalas (Spanish Speaking)
[email protected]

809-740-4209

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  • Manage and coordinate policy-based education programs and lifeskills workshops for players
  • Assist MLB Academies in the coordination and execution of community service initiatives in the Dominican Republic

Community Engagement Initiatives in the Dominican Republic

Carla Chalas (Spanish Speaking)
[email protected]

809-740-4209

‏‏Gisselle Sanchez (Spanish Speaking)
[email protected]
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  • Assist MLB Academies in the coordination and execution of community service initiatives in the Dominican Republic
  • Identify relevant topics that can be converted to community initiatives

Player Internship Program

Elizabeth Benn
[email protected]

212-931-7425

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  • Point of contact for the Player Internship Program

Mental Health

Billy Bean (Spanish speaking)
[email protected]

212-931-7860

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  • Provide confidential assistance for all player inquiries with respect to available Mental Wellness resources

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Billy Bean (Spanish speaking)
[email protected]

212-931-7860

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  • Communicate MLB Workplace Policies and Responsibilities

Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

Lindsey Ingraham
[email protected]

212-931-7485

Raymond Blais (Spanish speaking)
[email protected]

809-518-5204

  • Administers various MLB drug testing Programs, specifically the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and various amateur drug programs in the United States and the Dominican Republic
  • Provides anti-doping education to Minor League players as well as amateur prospects in the United States and the Dominican Republic

Girls and Women’s Baseball Development

Elizabeth Benn
[email protected]

212-931-7425

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  • Provides guidance to women interested in pursuing careers in baseball, as well as girls baseball development opportunities

Leaguewide Educational Programming

Yenifer Fauché (Spanish speaking)
[email protected]

212-931-7949

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  • Leads programs specific to player education in the U.S. and in the Dominican Republic, including the Rookie Program and Ahead in the Count
  • Works closely with Club education professionals and administers the Translation Program to support players’ on and off the field development

Former Player Services

Gisselle Sanchez (Spanish speaking)
[email protected]

  • Provides information to former players in the DR about MLB programs and available resources

DR High School Program

Francisco Yegres (Spanish speaking)
[email protected]

  • Point of contact person in regards to the High School Program in the DR for players at the academies

Former Player Program

Hannah Barrentine (Spanish speaking)
[email protected]

  • Manage requests and answer questions about scholarship opportunities for former players and institutions in the DR covered by the FPP

CEP/CSP Contact

Ricardhy Grandoit
[email protected]

212-931-7694

Carla Chalas (Spanish Speaking)
[email protected]

809-740-4209

  • Answer questions regarding a school’s eligibility under the Continuing Education Program (CEP) or the College Scholarship Plan (CSP)
  • Update Ebis with the list of qualified schools under the CEP/CSP

Diversity Pipeline Program

Tyrone Brooks
[email protected]

212-931-7699

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  • Provide assistance and guidance to candidates through the Diversity Pipeline Program including former players seeking to make the transition from the playing field to front office and on-field roles within the 30 MLB Clubs and the Office of the Commissioner
  • Provide information regarding available resources related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, including highlighting organizations and businesses to partner with for the purpose of benefiting local communities

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