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Sport MLB designates independent Atlantic League as 'partner league'

04:35  05 october  2020
04:35  05 october  2020 Source:   mlbtraderumors.com

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23: Major League Baseball on Wednesday announced that the independent Atlantic League has been officially designated as MLB ’s first “ partner league .” As a partner league , the Atlantic League will “meet regularly with MLB to discuss joint marketing and promotional opportunities, including the

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Major League Baseball on Wednesday announced that the independent Atlantic League has been officially designated as MLB’s first “partner league.” As a partner league, the Atlantic League will “meet regularly with MLB to discuss joint marketing and promotional opportunities, including the leagues’ shared goal of providing baseball to communities throughout the United States,” per the press release announcing the partnership.

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Major League Baseball announced that it will partner with the Atlantic League ( independent ) this season for an experimental round of rule changes. The following new rules will be in place for the 2019 Atlantic League Championship Season: Home-plate umpire assisted in calling balls and strikes by a

The independent Atlantic League was already one of the most interesting leagues around. While not affiliated with the Majors , the standard of play is quite high, with numerous ex-big leaguers joining up in hopes of getting a ticket back to The Show. Now, though, the league does have an agreement with

a close up of a plate: Major League Baseball has partnered up with an independent league. © Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports Major League Baseball has partnered up with an independent league.

There was already an existing relationship between MLB and the Atlantic League, which has in recent years been a testing ground for experimental MLB rules such as the extra-innings runner on second base, pitch clocks, larger bases and even automated strike zones. Wednesday’s agreement not only expands that relationship but extends the arrangement through the 2023 season.

“We are excited to extend our relationship with the Atlantic League, which provides us a unique means to push the sport forward,” MLB executive vice president of baseball economics and operations Morgan Sword said in a statement within the release. “The Atlantic League clubs and players have been great partners to us as we jointly test ways to make our game even more interesting and engaging to fans.”

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will use the independent Atlantic League to experiment with rules changes and equipment. MLB plans to install radar tracking technology in the eight Atlantic League ballparks and provide statistical services. It also will enhance its scouting of the

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The Athletic’s Evan Drellich reported Wednesday morning that MLB had been pursuing agreements not only with the Atlantic League but also with other high-profile independent leagues, including the American Association and the Frontier League. Minor league team owners who spoke with Drellich expressed trepidation that such partnerships could be used as leverage by MLB in ongoing talks with MiLB about a new Professional Baseball Agreement between the two parties.

It’s also possible that some clubs that are cut in the inevitable, broad-reaching contraction of the lower-level minor leagues could land in the Atlantic League or other newly appointed “partner leagues,” per Drellich. A timeline on additional agreements with the American Association, Frontier League or other indie circuits isn’t clear, but the PBA between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball expires next week.

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The Athletics have designate first baseman/ designated hitter Kendrys Morales for assignment, manager Bob Melvin announced Monday in an appearance on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (Twitter link, with audio). MLB Designates Independent Atlantic League As “ Partner League ”.

The Twins designated veteran right-hander Blake Parker for assignment on Wednesday. Read more about the move at MLB Trade Rumors. Rhys Hoskins Unlikely To Return Before End Of Regular Season. MLB Designates Independent Atlantic League As “ Partner League ”.

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