Nick Hundley signs with Athletics

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The Oakland Athletics have signed catcher Nick Hundley to a minor league contract with an invite to major league camp.

Hundley has spent the past two seasons across the Bay with the Giants. Last season he batted .241/.298/.408 with 10 homers over 96 games with the Giants. Which is pretty much what he always does and what passes as perfectly acceptable for a part-time catcher these days. All of which makes one think that he stands a pretty good chance of making the A’s roster out of spring training.

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.