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MLBPA Free Agents to play two exhibition games this week

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The Major League Baseball Players Association will open its Free Agent facility to MLB-credentialed media before each of two six-inning exhibition games this week vs. Japan Railway East at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

The first game will take place on Tuesday Feb. 27 at 11 am and the second will be played on Thursday at 11 am. Credentialed MLB club officials and scouts are also invited to attend, however, the games are NOT open to the public.

Players will be available to credentialed media members in the first base dugout from 8:15 am through 9 am before the stretch for each day's game. Manager Bo Porter will address the media at 9:05 am.

The IMG Academy is located at 5350 Bollettieri Way, Bradenton, Fla., 34210.