- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Major League Baseball and its players’ union are making a joint donation of $250,000 to help flood Louisiana flood victims.

The contribution, announced Tuesday, includes $125,000 for the American Red Cross. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation and High Socks for Hope each will receive $62,500.

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is forwarding donations to the Louisiana Flood Relief Fund. It was set up by former LSU players now in the major leagues - Alex Bregman, Louis Coleman, Kevin Gausman, Will Harris, DJ LeMahieu, Mikie Mahtook, Aaron Nola, Anthony Ranaudo and Ryan Schimpf.

High Socks for Hope is a nonprofit foundation created and operated by White Sox closer David Robertson and his wife, Erin. It assists natural disaster victims nationwide.

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