Daniel Murphy and his wife, Tori, recently donated $100,000 to More Than Baseball and Our Baseball Life. Both are organizations that help Minor League players and their families.
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It was another positive step for minor leaguers. Major League Baseball recently said that it had extended the league-wide initiative of financial support for MiLB players through May 31 or until the beginning of the minor league season (whichever occurs first), according to an official release distributed by MLB through the Rockies and also reported on by USA Today and other media outlets.
"“My wife has been in touch with Our Baseball Life, and they revealed the need for Minor Leaguers and their families,” Murphy told Thomas Harding of MLB.com in this article. “Once we found out More Than Baseball was already working on behalf of Minor Leaguers, we were able to quickly partner with them and donate to those in need. “In these uncertain times, it’s humbling for us to be able to help those who are struggling.”"
As much criticism as Murphy has received for his play since signing a two-year deal with the Rockies, he is certainly starting the 2020 campaign off on the right foot in the minds of many fans.
Of course, Murphy isn’t the only Rockies player making a difference. The large amount of need stretches outside the United States as well, and that’s where outfielder Raimel Tapia is making his mark.