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MLBPA, MLB to Donate $1 Million to Relief Efforts in Texas

   08-28-2017
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The Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball announced today that the parties will jointly donate $1 million to various relief efforts for the damage throughout the state of Texas created by Hurricane Harvey, including to the American Red Cross and to various relief organizations selected by the Players.

Additionally, it was announced that the upcoming Houston Astros' home series vs. the Texas Rangers has been relocated to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  The Astros will be considered the home team and will bat last.  The games will have first pitch slated for 7:10 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday and 1:10 p.m. (ET) on Thursday.  No determination has been made regarding the Astros' scheduled weekend series in Houston vs. the New York Mets.