December 9, 2015
Hooton Foundation has representatives from all 30 teams
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs, James McCann of Detroit, J.J. Hardy of Baltimore and Nick Markakis have joined the advisory board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, giving it at least one player from all 30 major league teams pending decisions by free agents on whether to re-sign. The foundation made the announcement Tuesday at baseball’s winter meetings. Hooton’s family formed the foundation in 2004 after Taylor Hooton — a cousin of former big league pitcher Burt Hooton — committed suicide at age 17. Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.