Northeastern University Now MLB's Preferred Education Partner For Athletes

Published: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 3:55pm
Updated: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 4:04pm

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Derrick Hall

To be eligible for the Major League Baseball draft, a player has to either be coming out of high school or following his third year of college.

Some contracts include funds if a player wants to go back to school to get a degree — and that could be during his career or after his baseball life is over. But many players either don’t take advantage or enroll in a for-profit school and don’t proceed to graduation.

One recent change has MLB partnering with Northeastern University in Boston as the league’s preferred education provider. That’s part of moving players toward more traditional higher-ed opportunities.

For more on that, we spoke with Derrick Hall, president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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