B.J. Upton will now go by Melvin Upton Jr.


Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal Constitution shares the breaking news

Melvin Emanuel Upton Jr. is his birth name. The 30-year-old outfielder may be looking to turn over a new leaf after struggling mightily in his first two seasons with the Braves. He has batted just .198/.279/.314 in 1,028 plate appearances since signing a five-year, $75.25 million free agent contract with Atlanta in November 2012.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.