Major League Baseball Players Bring “Baseball Diplomacy” to Nicaragua

Peloteros por Nicaragua trip is part of Players Trust's growing international goodwill efforts

Through the Major League Baseball Players Association’s collective charity, the Players Trust, players have become increasingly active as ambassadors of baseball around the world.  In partnership with the US State Department Sports Envoy program, Major Leaguers Jed Lowrie, John Mayberry, Jr. and JC Ramirez recently visited Nicaragua to help conduct three clinics in four days.  The trip to Nicaragua - dubbed Peloteros por Nicaragua - is part of the Players Trust's growing international efforts to spread goodwill around the world through baseball.

Next Generation of Major Leaguers Prepare for the Future

Baseball's stars of tomorrow treated to seminars designed exclusively for emerging professional athletes

Baseball's worldwide appeal was on full display from January 4-7 when the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball hosted their annual Rookie Career Development Program (RCDP) at the Landsdowne Conference Center in Leesburg, Va.

Major League Baseball Players Association Year in Review: Players Make Connections With All Those Who Play and Love the Game

Major League Baseball Players and their union are committed to growing the game while honoring its past

The Major League Baseball Players Association had quite a year in 2017, on and off the field, as the union began its second 50 years of advancing and protecting players' rights.

Advancing players' interests took on exciting new forms in 2017 as Executive Director Tony Clark sought to broaden the player fraternity's reach by strengthening ties to the former player community, providing new and better platforms for active players to engage with fans and moving ahead with the vision of building a solid foundation to support and develop youth baseball around the world.

Major Leaguer Keone Kela Connects With Youth From Around the World

Keone Kela of the Texas Rangers uses baseball to connect with kids around the world

Major League Baseball pitcher Keone Kela doesn't do anything half-hearted.

So it came as no surprise that the hard-throwing Texas Rangers reliever made it his off-season mission to genuinely connect with young people both in the United States and China.

Kela, who won't turn 25 until the third week of his fourth season with the Rangers several months from now, has already accomplished a lot for his age. He's pitched most of the past three years out of the Rangers' bullpen, earning a reputation for a competitive approach and a four-seam fastball he can dial up to 100 mph.

Major League Baseball Players Association Supports Universal Declaration of Player Rights

MLBPA joins with World Players Association in announcing Universal Declaration of Player Rights

WASHINGTON, December 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) Executive Director and 14-year Major League Baseball veteran, Tony Clark, joined executives from some of the world’s leading player associations in unveiling the Universal Declaration of Player Rights (the Declaration) to protect players from ongoing and sy

Major Leaguer Hector Santiago Shares His Passion for Volunteering with Action Team Captains

2017-18 Action Team conference call series debuts with veteran pitcher calling in from Puerto Rico

As the baseball season nears its end, the Action Team national youth volunteer program's season is just getting underway. With the new school year beginning, the Action Team program hosted its first nationwide conference call for Captains and Ambassadors on October 12.

Joining high school student volunteers from around the country on the call was current major leaguer Hector Santiago.

Santiago, a left-handed pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, called in from Puerto Rico where he is actively lending a hand in hurricane relief efforts.

Major League Baseball Players Announce Finalists for 26th Annual Players Choice Awards

Buster Posey, Anthony Rizzo and David Robertson in running for Marvin Miller Man of the Year
Press Release

NEW YORK, October 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Major League baseball players today announced the finalists for their highest honors – the Players Choice Awards – in which the players themselves recognize excellence on and off the field.  Vying for top honor as 2017 Player of the Year are José Altuve of the Houston Astros, Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins.

Eduardo Escobar is Committed to Helping Youth in his Native Venezuela and Minnesota

Major Leaguers are going to bat to help those in need around the world

This year has been Eduardo Escobar’s best year on the ballfield, excelling as a utility player before taking over at third base for slugger Miguel Sano to help the Twins become the first team to go from 100-plus losses to the postseason.

Players Trust Provides Funding for Approximately 1.5M lbs of Food, Water & Supplies to Puerto Rico

Hall of Famer Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez & Luis Aicea to deliver supplies to Puerto Rico on behalf of all Major Leaguers
Press Release

The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced it is providing a grant to Pacific Prowler Nonprofit’s Operation Airdrop, with support from the Office of the Governor in Puerto Rico and Unidos Por Puerto Rico, to distribute supplies to those suffering in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Major Leaguers Eduardo Escobar, Steven Matz, Buster Posey, Anthony Rizzo, David Robertson & Mike Trout Selected by Fans as Division Finalists for 2017 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award

These six players placed on Players Choice Awards ballots for league-wide player voting on Tuesday, Sept. 19
Press Release

New York, NY, Monday, September 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Thousands of baseball fans participated in a poll on between September 12 and 17 to determine which players inspire others to higher levels of achievement by their on-field performances and contributions to their communities.


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