After three years in Regensburg, Germany, the MLB Academies Tournament will be hosted by Tirrenia and Livorno in Italy this spring. The tournament for the top baseball academies in Europe will take place from March 31 to April 3. The purpose of the event is to give European prospects to get in shape for the upcoming season, while scouts get an opportunity to get an early look at the players. According to the report by FIBS.it besides host Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium, France and Sweden will send teams to the MLB Academies Tournament. Tirrenia already hosted the inaugural tournament a couple of years ago and its CONI center hosts the MLB European Academy each August.