Albers heading to Japan

  • December 19, 2017

OTTAWA-Left handed pitcher Andrew Albers is taking his talents to Japan. The 32-year-old native of North Battleford, Saskatchewan was released from his contract by Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners allowing him to sign with the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

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Joey Votto wins Lou Marsh Trophy

  • December 12, 2017

OTTAWA- Joey Votto is now a two-time winner of the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s Athlete of the Year.

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Register today for the Baseball Canada National Teams Awards Banquet & Fundraiser!

  • December 07, 2017

OTTAWA-The brightest young Canadian baseball stars will take centre stage on Saturday, January 13th, 2018 as the 16th annual Baseball Canada National Teams Awards Banquet & Fundraiser, presented by Rogers is set to take place at the newly named Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel inside Rogers Centre.

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Pompey, Naylor carry flag into 2018 MLB Draft

  • December 06, 2017

OTTAWA- The 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft is just six months away where all 30 MLB clubs will restock their farm systems and make dreams come true for amateur players from Canada, Puerto Rico and the United States.

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Joey Votto is Tip O'Neill Award winner for seventh time

  • December 05, 2017

OTTAWA-Joey Votto may need a new trophy case after the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Marys, Ontario named the Cincinnati Reds first baseman the winner of the Tip O’Neill Award for the seventh time.

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Baseball America tabs Clapp as Minor League Manager of the Year

  • November 30, 2017

OTTAWA- A year after taking the helm of the Memphis Redbirds Triple-A club and leading them to a Pacific Coast League championship, Stubby Clapp has been named Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America.

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Votto among finalists for National League Most Valuable Player

  • November 07, 2017

OTTAWA- Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was announced as one of three finalists for the National League’s Most Valuable Player award along with Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins and Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks with the winner being announced on November 16th.

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Therrien called up by Phillies

  • July 28, 2017

(Photo: Amanda Fewer)

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First-ever Canadian National Baseball Team assembled 50 years ago

  • July 26, 2017

OTTAWA- July 24th, 2017 marked a special anniversary for Baseball Canada as the first-ever installment of the Canadian National Baseball Team took the field for the first time 50 years earlier.

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Bowman accepts position in France

  • June 27, 2017

(Photo: Shawn Bowman (left) congratulates Josh Naylor after a home run at the 2015 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Osaka, Japan)

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