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MLB players sticking up for New Era Derby plant workers

Posted at 4:35 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 23:16:41-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle is taking the side of New Era factory workers in Derby.

New Era recently said they plan on shutting down the plant in Derby that employs over 200 workers.

Doolittle is currently in West Palm Beach, Florida preparing for the first Nationals Spring Training game. He tweeted a quick facts sheet put together by

Doolitle wasn't the only Major League Baseball pitcher to tweet about the subject. Collin McHugh is a pitcher for the Houston Astros and added on to Doolittle's tweet.

McHugh played for the Buffalo Bisons for 13 games in 2012.

We reached out to New Era about Major League Baseball players speaking out against their plans to move production from Western New York and we are waiting to hear back.