MLB Press Releases
MLB reveals more All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game participants
Jordin Sparks, Cole Swindell, Olivia Holt, Chad Lowe, Urban Meyer, Rollie Fingers, Ozzie Smith and Vlad Guerrero have been added to the list of those scheduled to participate in the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 12th at Great American Ball Park.
Brett Gardner of the New York Yankees named American League Player of the Week
New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending June 28th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies named National League Player of the Week
Third baseman Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies has been named National League Player of the Week for the week of June 22nd-28th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Donaldson claims top spot at 3B, surpasses Perez for overall lead
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson collected over 2.7 million votes last week to not only move into the top spot at the hot corner in the American League, but surpass Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals as the top vote-getter in all of Major League Baseball for the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Major League Baseball announced today.
National finalists announced for MLB Pitch, Hit & Run program
The 24 national finalists in the 2015 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run program presented by Scotts, the official youth skills competition of Major League Baseball, were announced yesterday live on MLB Tonight on MLB Network.These 24 boys and girls will compete at the National Finals and participate in activities during MLB All-Star Week.
All-Star starters to be unveiled on Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show
The starting position players for the 2015 All-Star Game, named via the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, will be unveiled on Sunday, July 5th at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN prior to the "Sunday Night Baseball" matchup featuring the San Francisco Giants at the Washington Nationals, Major League Baseball announced today.
2015 Home Run Derby to introduce new format
The 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders, part of Gatorade All-Star Workout Day, will introduce a new streamlined format this July featuring brackets and timed rounds, Major League Baseball announced today.
Orioles minor leaguer Torres suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Baltimore Orioles Minor League right-handed pitcher Dennis Torres has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second positive for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
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.