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Atlanta Braves News

Freddie Freeman finishes fourth in MVP voting

Awards week wrapped up Thursday night with the Most Valuable Player announcement. Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich took home the NL’s MVP Award while Boston’s Mookie Betts won the AL honor. Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman finished fourth in the NL voting garnering eight third place votes from the writers. Ronald Acuna Jr. finished 12th while Nick Markakis also received votes.

MLB commissioner: SunTrust Park a candidate for 2021 All-Star game

SunTrust Park is among candidates to host the 2021 MLB All-Star game according MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.

Manfred said baseball is “going to have a very competitive list” of cities seeking the 2021 All-Star game. He added that “it would be fair to say” SunTrust Park is on that list, “certainly a candidate for 2021.”

Acuna homers but Japan beats MLB 4-1 in final of exhibition series

MLB News

Manfred’s contract extended through 2024

The Baseball owners voted Thursday to extend Manfred’s contract through the 2024 season. The announcement was made at the conclusion of the owners meetings which were held in Atlanta.

Marlins get rid of orange, cite South Florida cultures with new look

The Miami Marlins unveiled a new logo and color scheme on Thursday as they continued their rebrand.

MLB, MLBPA reach deal to loosen restrictions on colors for players’ shoes

The MLB and MLBPA came to an agreement to loosen restrictions on the color of player’s spikes that may be worn in games. Players will now be able to wear any shoes with black, white or any colors on the team’s uniform.