Braves call up top prospect Mike Soroka

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The Atlanta Braves already have the two youngest players in the majors — Ronald Acuña and Ozzie Albies — on their roster. Now they have the three youngest, as they announced today that they’re calling up starter Mike Soroka. He’ll take the hill in tonight’s game against the New York Mets. Soroka is just 20, about four months older than Acuña. Albies is 21.

Soroka was the Braves’ first round pick in 2015. Last year, he went 11-8 with a 2.75 ERA for Mississippi in the Double-A Southern League. He began this year at Triple-A Gwinnett, going 2-0 with a 1.99 ERA while allowing 17 hits in 22.2 innings with 24 strikeouts and just five walks in four starts.

Youth is being served in Atlanta. Albies is tied for the National League lead in homers with nine and Acuña has provided a spark in his first five games. The Braves are 16-11 and trail the first-place Mets by just 1.5 games in the NL East.

Now it’s up to Soroka to keep the momentum going.

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.