An MLB-wide video game tournament starts Friday, with Gavin Lux representing the Dodgers in the MLB The Show Players League. Players from all 30 teams will play in a round robin tournament, in support of local Boys to & Girls Clubs.
Every player will play 29 regular season games — three innings each — battling every other team once during the regular season that will last through April, followed by the top eight teams advancing to a postseason that will end in a World Series.
The festivities begin Friday night with Amir Garrett (winner of a players MLB The Show tournament in March) playing Blake Snell at 6 p.m. PT. Games will be streamed on various social platforms for MLB and MLB The Show, and MLB Network’s Robert Flores will host on select nights.
It’s unknown yet when Lux will begin his schedule, though he offered some light trash talk toward Cole Tucker of the Pirates Friday morning on Twitter.
Give me @cotuck week one. https://t.co/kc0xpqQCnA— Gavin Lux (@TheRealGavinLux) April 10, 2020
MLB, MLBPA, and Sony will contribute $175,000 to various Boys & Girls Clubs in MLB cities — $5,000 for a club in each community, and an extra $25,000 for a club in the city of the winning player.
Here are the 30 players participating in the MLB The Show Players League, including Lux, Tucker, and Ty Buttrey of the Angels: