Reds' on-field package part of charity auction

Bid for chance to hang out with Bruce, Frazier, Mesoraco during BP, take home bat, batting gloves

Reds' on-field package part of charity auction

SAN DIEGO -- Ever dream of hanging out at Great American Ball Park as the personal guest of a Reds player to watch batting practice? Are you a memorabilia fan who craves game-used Reds player items for your collection at home?

The opportunity to do all of it, and simultaneously benefit a great cause, is before you.

Looking to "Stand Up To Cancer" for a third consecutive year, Major League Baseball, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network and all 30 clubs have combined forces to organize a Winter Meetings charity auction that includes baseball experiences and rare items to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

Proceeds from this year's auction will be donated to LUNGevity, the largest national lung cancer-focused nonprofit, in memory of the late Orioles public relations director Monica Barlow, who fought and lost her battle to lung cancer in February.

The Reds have provided three separate items for bidding from players Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco.

They are the following:
• Bruce will meet four guests during batting practice, pose for photos and sign autographs. Then, he will give each auction winner the bat and batting gloves used in that night's game.

• Frazier will meet four guests during batting practice, pose for photos and sign autographs. Then, he will give each auction winner the bat and batting gloves used in that night's game.

• Mesoraco will meet four guests during batting practice, pose for photos and sign autographs. Then, he will give each auction winner the bat and batting gloves used in that night's game.

Bidding will be live on MLB.com until it closes on Thursday at 11 p.m. ET.

Among the auction offerings from other clubs:
• Golf outings with Hall of Famers Jim Palmer or Jim Rice.

• Go bowling with San Francisco Giants three-time World Series champion left-handers Jeremy Affeldt and Javier Lopez.

• Have Hall of Famer Tony La Russa manage your child's Little League team.

• Get a private pitching lesson from Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.