The Braves are calling up prospect Dustin Peterson

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After Monday afternoon’s walk-off 4-3 victory over the Mets, the Braves announced that the club has selected the contract of minor league outfielder Dustin Peterson.

Peterson, 23, is the No. 13 prospect in the Braves’ system, according to MLB Pipeline. This season with Triple-A Gwinnett, he hit .267/.319/.457 with four home runs and 19 RBI in 113 plate appearances. He had a rough 2017 campaign due to a hamate bone injury, but he is healthy now.

The Padres selected Peterson in the second round of the 2013 draft. The club then sent him to the Braves in the Justin Upton deal in December 2014.

Outfielder Ronald Acuña went on the disabled list on Monday after suffering a mild ACL sprain on Sunday against the Red Sox. Peterson will take Acuña’s spot on the roster.

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.