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MLB to donate $200,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSU.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Xavier L. Cannon and members of the Philippine Armed Forces help civilians displaced by Typhoon Haiyan disembark a C-130 aircraft Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at Villamor Air Base. U.S. service members are assisting the Armed Forces of the Philippines as they preform recovery efforts for the people affected in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The number of American troops helping the relief effort in the typhoon-hit Philippines could triple to more than 1,000 by the end of the week, U.S. officials said Wednesday.  (AP Photo/U.S. Marine Corps, Lance Cpl. Anne K. Henry)
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Xavier L. Cannon and members of the Philippine Armed Forces help civilians displaced by Typhoon Haiyan disembark a C-130 aircraft Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at Villamor Air Base. U.S. service members are assisting the Armed Forces of the Philippines as they preform recovery efforts for the people affected in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The number of American troops helping the relief effort in the typhoon-hit Philippines could triple to more than 1,000 by the end of the week, U.S. officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/U.S. Marine Corps, Lance Cpl. Anne K. Henry)

ORLANDO, Fla. >> Major League Baseball intends to donate $200,000 to UNICEF and the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.

The announcement was made Thursday as baseball owners finished their quarterly meeting.

MLB said it will use the MLB Network and MLB.com to encourage support among fans for UNICEF and the Red Cross.

Also, the players’ association designated $250,000 in funding from the players trust to support recovery and rebuilding in the Philippines.

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