MLB Press Releases
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Diamondbacks Minor Leaguer Railey suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League outfielder Matt Railey has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Amphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
MLB announces return of The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike July 11
Major League Baseball and The Color Run are joining together to host The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike on Saturday, July 11 in downtown Cincinnati.
Two Minor League players suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Three New Umpires Hired; Tim McClelland Retires
Major League Baseball announced today that three umpires - Tripp Gibson, Will Little and Mark Ripperger - have been named to the full-time Major League Umpiring staff, which has expanded from 74 members to 76 for the 2015 regular season.
MLB, MLBPA announce pace of game initiatives, replay modifications
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark and Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz, the Chairman of Major League Baseball's Pace of Game and Instant Replay Committees, today jointly announced additions to the sport's pace of game program, which will be effective in Spring Training, the regular season and the Postseason, and a series of modifications to the instant replay system.
MLB Players Trust Announces First Recipients of Michael Weiner Scholarship
The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced its first recipients of the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, established by Major Leaguers to honor the life and work of the Major League Baseball Players Association's late executive director.
Three minor league players suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that three Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
MLB awards 2017 All-Star Game to the Miami Marlins
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. has awarded the 2017 All-Star Game to the Miami Marlins, he announced today at a Marlins Park press conference attended by Club executives, state and local leaders, and representatives from the business and civic communities.
The MLB Urban Invitational Returning to New Orleans
The Major League Baseball Urban Invitational is returning to New Orleans for the second consecutive year, with every game, from Friday, February 20th through Sunday, February 22nd, scheduled to be played exclusively in the city for the first time in the event's history.