#GoingToBat Community Spotlight

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#GoingToBat Community Spotlight

The #GoingToBat Community Spotlight features individual Major Leaguers and their charity efforts in the community. To learn more about the charitable interests and activities of Major Leaguers, please visit http://playerstrust.org/individual-player-charities/

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Eduardo Escobar is Committed to Helping Youth in his Native Venezuela and Minnesota
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. But always lurking in the back of his mind is Venezuela where political and economic turmoil have brought tremendous hardship on the people of his...
Sep 29, 2017 7:40 PM ET
Charity Begins at Home for New York Mets Pitcher Steven Matz
When Steven Matz made it to the major leagues, he knew he wanted to give back to the New York community. So Matz started the TRU32 campaign in 2016 as a way to acknowledge and thank first responders from the area for their tireless efforts in keeping communities safe. Matz, who wears No. 32, has hosted 32 first responders at every Wednesday home game during the 2016 and 2017...
Sep 22, 2017 6:00 PM ET
From Arizona to Venezuela Major Leaguer David Peralta is Committed to Improving the Lives of Others in Need
Even though Major Leaguer David Peralta is far away from Venezuela in terms of distance while playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the United States, his troubled home country remains close to his heart. As is the case of many Venezuelan players in Major League Baseball, much of his family still lives in the South American country, where ongoing political unrest has caused shortages...
Sep 8, 2017 7:00 PM ET
Major Leaguers Go to Bat for Hurricane Harvey Relief
For perhaps as long as the game has been played, Major League baseball players have cared deeply about the places where they play and live, and that passion and compassion came to the forefront this week when baseball took a backseat to many players’ concerns for the people in communities devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey. Whether it was Astros players who make Houston their home town...
Sep 1, 2017 6:35 PM ET
Kris Bryant to Shine Light on Wings for Life Foundation During #PlayersWeekend
Players Weekend, when Major Leaguers are permitted to wear nicknames on their jerseys and customize their equipment, provides a great opportunity for Cubs superstar Kris Bryant to pay homage to the three cities he’s called home as well as to a friend who inspired his charitable efforts toward funding research projects to help find cures for spinal cord injuries. A Las Vegas native who...
Aug 25, 2017 4:35 PM ET