Patch has signed a big-league name to our roster.
Mark Teixeira, a two-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner currently playing first base for the New York Yankees, has been named "Commissioner of Baseball" at Patch.
Teixeira, who turns 32 today, will be a contributor on Patch sites around the country. He will be answering questions from readers, offering advice to young athletes, and posting exclusive videos.
“I live in a Patch town now and I keep tabs on my original hometown via the Patch site there, so I’ve seen the ways that Patch supports its communities,” said Teixeira in the announcement from Patch. “I’m excited to be a part of that by connecting with Patch users who have the same passion for baseball that I do. I’m eager to see what kinds of questions they toss my way!”
In its three-year history, Patch has supported more than 100 teams and sports events, including 60 teams. There are more than 850 Patch sites in 22 states and the District of Columbia.
“Baseball is such an important part of so many of the communities we’re in - and if something’s important to our users, it’s important to Patch,” said Rachel Feddersen, Chief Content Officer at Patch. “Mark is a great representative of what Patch stands for. We’re thrilled to offer this exclusive opportunity for our communities’ baseball players, from little leaguers to college prospects, to interact with this World Series champion.”