Monthly Archives: July 2020

UPDATE: Active Minor Leaguers in International Leagues

In recent articles, we have looked at the historic circumstances that have permitted active minor leaguers to sign with European baseball clubs. At one point, eight such players were listed on rosters in the Italian leagues (one has since been … Continue reading

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The Pandemic Contract Exception for International Leagues

Since we were first to the scene in announcing the historic loan of active minor leaguers Marc Civit, Hendrik Clementina (above), and Matteo Bocchi to Italy’s Serie A [link], we have also broken the news of multiple more signings by … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Bologna Signs Three Active Minor Leaguers for 2020 Italian Season

The Cubs’ Matteo Bocchi, the Blue Jays’ Marc Civit, and the Reds’ Hendrik Clementina have been given permission to sign with UnipolSai Bologna for the 2020 season. They mark the first known signings of MiLB players with another league during … Continue reading

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WBSC Opens Permanent, Sustainable HQ in Switzerland

PULLY, Switz. — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has officially opened its new and permanent global headquarters in Pully, Switzerland, directly adjacent to the Olympic capital city of Lausanne. The new headquarters have been named “Home Plate” and is owned … Continue reading

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Start Dates for 2020 National and Independent Leagues

Given the flurry of announcements of national leagues opening around the world, we thought we should collate the various start dates. There are currently 21 active leagues, with one more scheduled for later this month. The first country to restart … Continue reading

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