The Major League Baseball trade deadline passed on August 31st with three Canadian big leaguers switching organizations including Josh Naylor and Cal Quantrill moving from the San Diego Padres to the Cleveland Indians in a 9-player blockbuster.
The Cleveland Indians’ organization added a couple Canadians to their big league roster today in acquiring former Junior National Team stars Josh Naylor (Mississauga, ON) and Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, ON) from the San Diego Padres.
Markham, Ontario native Jordan Romano has literally been unhittable this season in earning a role as one of Blue Jays’ Manager Charlie Montoyo’s high-leverage relievers through the team’s first 15 games.
The fact that no minor league baseball will take place in 2020 hasn’t slowed down prospect chatter and with the Major League Baseball Draft and corresponding signing period now in the rearview mirror, MLB Pipeline has released their updated Top 100 and Top 30 by Team prospects lists.
OTTAWA – Larry Walker will have to wait another year to be formally inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York after the announcement earlier today that its Board of Directors had voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 induction ceremonies and postpone to 2021 over concerns associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.
OTTAWA – The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced earlier today that the Baseball Americas Olympic Qualifier scheduled for March 22-26 in Surprise and Tempe, Arizona has been postponed due to player, personnel and spectator health and safety measures to counter the spread of the coronavirus.
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