As expected, SunTrust Park is about to get a new name for the 2020 season. It was announced last year that SunTrust and BB&T would merge into a brand new company called Truist. They along with the Atlanta Braves announced on Thursday that they would reveal the new name of SunTrust Park next Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in a press conference at the stadium. Braves President and CEO Derek Schiller will be on hand at the announcement along with Truist Chief Digital and Client Experience Officer Donta Wilson.
Our good friends at Curbed Atlanta are looking for last-minute suggestions on a new name for the stadium.
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The Cardinals and Rays agreed on a trade Thursday that will send pitching prospect Matt Liberatore to St. Louis. The Cardinals are sending outfielders Jose Martinez and Randy Arozarena along with a Compensation A pick to the Rays in exchange for Liberatore, a low level catching prospect and a Compensation B pick per ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
The St. Louis Cardinals are trading OF Jose Martinez, OF Randy Arozarena and a Compensation A pick (after 1st round) to the Tampa Bay Rays for LHP prospect Matt Liberatore, a low-level catching prospect and Compensation B pick (post-2nd), sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 10, 2020
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