Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Dominican Republic

Free youth baseball clinic hosted by Edwin Encarnación

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinics on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 and Sunday, February 4th, 2018. In conjunction with Edwin Encarnación, the free clinics will feature current and former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for a total of approximately 700 local youth.

Edwin Encarnación is a designated hitter for the Cleveland Indians and frequently hosts youth baseball clinics in his home country of the Dominican Republic. Over the last five seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians, Encarnación has clubbed 189 home runs and driven in 547 runs en route to three American League All-Star selections.

Players attending* the clinic on February 3rd include 2007 Boston Red Sox World Series champion Julio Lugo, 1986 New York Mets World Series champion Rafael Santana and three-time All-Star and National League Silver Slugger Award winner Aramis Ramírez, as well as Francisco Cordero and Freddy Garcia. These five players combine for 55 seasons, 5,189 games and 4,168 hits in Major League Baseball.

The clinic on February 3rd will take place at Playa de Buena Vista Sur, running from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., located at La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic. The clinic on February 4th, hosted by Edwin Encarnación, will take place at El Terreno Tres Ojos, running from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., located in Villa Mella, Dominican Republic. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running and life skills.

For more information regarding these clinics, please contact Jordan Rodriguez, Latin American Relations Manager, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 127 or visit www.baseballalumni.com.

*Clinicians subject to change.

About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA)

MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 8,300, of which approximately 6,000 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates.

About Legends for Youth Clinics

MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 18,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, China, Cuba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth Clinic Series. To donate to this program, visit baseballalumni.com/donate. The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth Clinic Series is #LFYClinic.

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The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) was formed in 1982 in order to promote the game of baseball, raise money for charity, inspire and educate youth through positive sport images and protect the dignity of the game through former players. A nonprofit organization, the MLBPAA establishes a place where a player's drive for excellence and achievement on the field can continue long after they take their last steps off the professional diamond.

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