MLB Press Releases
Johnny Cueto of the Giants named National League Player of the Week
Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto of the San Francisco Giants has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending May 29th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins named American League Player of the Week
Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending May 29th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez paces the AL in first All-Star balloting update
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez leads the American League in fan balloting for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, it was announced earlier today on MLB Network. The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, which is available exclusively online via MLB.com, Club sites and mobile devices, will be accessible until the voting period ends on Thursday, June 30th at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The first National League voting update will be announced tomorrow afternoon.
Longtime Executive Jonathan Mariner to Depart MLB on May 31st
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. today announced that Jonathan Mariner, most recently Chief Investment Officer for Major League Baseball, will depart effective May 31st, after more than 14 years of service to MLB.
Braves outfielder Olivera disciplined
Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera has accepted a suspension without pay through August 1, 2016 for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.
Major League Baseball statement
Major League Baseball announced today that it has completed its investigation into the unfortunate events of Saturday, May 21st, when members of the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus had been scheduled to perform the Star-Spangled Banner before the Padres' "Pride Night" home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park.
Tickets for World Baseball Classic Qualifier go on sale tomorrow
Tickets for the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Brooklyn, New York will go on sale to the public tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. (ET). The upcoming Qualifier in Brooklyn will be held from September 22nd-25th at MCU Park, home of the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones, and will feature the national teams of Great Britain, Israel, Pakistan and Brazil, which will once again be managed by Hall of Famer Barry Larkin.
Baseball legends to make appearances at MLB All-Star FanFest
More than 40 legends of Major League Baseball and the San Diego Padres will make appearances at MLB All-Star FanFest from July 8th-12th at the San Diego Convention Center. Fans will have the opportunity to receive free autographs and participate in question-and-answer sessions and clinics led by the former players, all included with the price of MLB All-Star FanFest admission.
Twenty-three former All-Stars highlight 2016 MLB Draft club reps
Twenty-three former Major League All-Stars, a Most Valuable Player, a Rookie of the Year, a Hall of Fame manager and a Hall of Fame broadcaster are among the baseball legends scheduled to represent the 30 Clubs at Major League Baseball's 2016 Draft, it was announced today.