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Staff writer Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media.

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MLB Reorganizes Diversity Efforts, Has New Roles For Bean, Tirado, LeGrande

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 24 / 17

MLB has reorganized its diversity, inclusion and social responsibility functions, promoting three execs to oversee those areas. BILLY BEAN , the league’s first ambassador for inclusion who has been in that role since ’14, has been promoted to VP and Special Assistant to Commissioner RO...

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