The Next Chapter: MLB To Help Provide Post-Career Transition Services To Players
MLB has partnered with North Carolina-based Game Theory Group Int'l Inc. to provide post-playing career transition services to minor and major league players through the company’s Game Plan platform. The league will fund access to Game Plan for players to obtain mentoring services, assessments and on-demand learning modules to develop career options after leaving baseball. The platform will also be available to club personnel and other employees within MLB. The deal follows another one MLB struck in June with Northeastern Univ. to provide access to undergraduate and graduate academic programs through that institution. The MLBPA was not involved in the creation of the MLB-Game Theory partnership, but union officials met earlier this week with league and company officials to discuss a potential involvement.