With the recent news of the Minor League Baseball season being canceled, one national company, with ties to the local community, wants to make sure the players can still get their training in. D-Bat Academy, which has a training center in Temecula, is offering up free memberships for the year.

“It was heartbreaking to hear,” Cade Griffus, CEO of D-Bat Sports, said. “No amount of words or well wishes would do any sort of good to make this sad situation any better, but we do have an offer that we hope any and all minor league players take advantage of.”

D-Bat Academy is offering all Minor League baseball players a free one-year platinum membership to any of their locations in the country. Valley News/Courtesy photo

D-Bat academies across the nation are now going to do what they can to help players be as prepared as possible for the 2021 season by offering all Minor League players a free one year platinum membership to any of their locations in the country.

“Now more than ever is the time for action to help us all come together through the difficult times we find ourselves in,” Griffus said.

D-Bat platinum members receive unlimited credits on the facilities state-of-the-art pitching machines, some free batting cage rentals, discounts on rentals, discounts in the pro shops and other great benefits. D-Bat memberships are also good at D-Bat Academy across the globe, so wherever there is a D-Bat, there is place to train.

Local professional Minor League Baseball players, like Temecula’s Brhet Bewley of the Kansas City Royals, can now train at D-Bat with a free platinum membership until next season. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Many players in southwest Riverside County have been staying highly active since finding out their season was not going to happen due to the growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s really awesome to see how D-Bat is stepping up for minor leaguers,” Temecula resident Brhet Bewly, who is currently in the Minor Leagues for the Kansas City Royals, said. “It’s difficult enough to find places to train especially during these times. Allowing us the opportunity to come in and get our work done for free is a real stand up move and we sincerely appreciate it.”

Minor League players can go to www.dbat.net and fill out a short form to get the process started.

“Again, our deepest condolences on the loss or 2020 season,” Griffus said. “We understand that nothing can replace that. From all of us at D-Bat, we hope that this one-year free platinum membership helps you on your baseball journey.”

JP Raineri can be reached by email at sports@reedernedia.com.