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Astros' Correa Signs Deal With Bat Sensor Company Blast Motion

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 30 / 16

Blast Motion, a California-based bat sensor and motion analytics company, has signed Astros SS Carlos Correa as an official endorser. Blast Motion produces Blast Baseball 360, which earlier this year was designated as the official bat sensor technology of MLB. Correa will produce swing analysis vi...

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