Published On: Mon, Jan 22nd, 2018

Major League Baseball to hold tryouts in Curaçao

BaseballWILLEMSTAD - Major League Baseball announced today that on January 30 and 31 the national tryouts of the MLB's Elite Program will be held in Curaçao – the first of its kind on the island. The program is part of Major League Baseball continued commitment to the development of baseball globally.

MLB, alongside the Curacao Baseball Development Foundation and the Curacao Tourist Board, will start the Elite Program on the Island. The program is for players 13 to 18 years old and will have three hours of instruction, three days a week, beginning in mid-February. Players will receive instruction from experienced MLB coaches with both Major and Minor league professional experience.

"The program gives the opportunity for players to receive formal instruction, practices with experts and former players from MLB, in an effort to continue to grow baseball on the island," said Joel Araujo, MLB Senior Manager for the Development of International Talent.

The following is the registration process for the participation of the 'tryout':

1- Interested players should send an email that manifests the desire for participation in the tryout at

2- Once information is checked we will confirm your participation in the event.

3- The registration process ends on January 28 at 12:00 p.m.

4- Players must bear all the clothing (uniform and equipment) needed to demonstrate their tools in the field.


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