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  • 9/19/2014 | Philadelphia Phillies Minor Leaguer Watson Suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Philadelphia Phillies Minor League right-handed pitcher Shane Watson has received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 9/19/2014 | MLB pays tribute to Derek Jeter in new television & print ads

    As New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter nears the end of his career, Major League Baseball is celebrating the legacy he will leave behind.

  • 9/17/2014 | Umpire West disciplined

    Major League Baseball announced today that Umpire Joe West has been suspended for one game without pay for grabbing the jersey of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon during the Club's Sunday, September 14 game against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.

  • 9/17/2014 | Toronto's Stroman Disciplined

    Pitcher Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays has received a six-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Caleb Joseph of the Baltimore Orioles in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Monday, September 15th game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

  • 9/16/2014 | Nominees for the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet

    Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of MLB, today announced the names of the thirty 2014 Club nominees for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet.

  • 9/15/2014 | Philadelphia's Papelbon disciplined

    Pitcher Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelphia Phillies has received a seven-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his actions following the top of the ninth inning of the Sunday, September 14th game against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

  • 9/15/2014 | Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers named National League Player of the Week

    Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending September 14th.

  • 9/15/2014 | Jon Lester of the Oakland Athletics named the American League Player of the Week

    Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending September 14th.

  • 9/13/2014 | Commissioner's Statement

    Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement today regarding the passing of former Milwaukee Braves first baseman Frank Torre, who was 82.

  • 9/12/2014 | Miami's DeSclafani disciplined

    Pitcher Anthony DeSclafani of the Miami Marlins has received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch at Carlos Gomez of the Milwaukee Brewers, with a warning in place, in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Thursday, September 11th game at Miller Park in Milwaukee.

  • 9/12/2014 | Baltimore's Davis suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has received a 25-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 9/11/2014 | MLB Announces 2014 Postseason Schedule

    Major League Baseball today announced the schedule for the 2014 Postseason, which is set to open with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, September 30th. Game One of the 2014 World Series on FOX is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21st in the ballpark of the American League Champions.

  • 9/11/2014 | 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.

  • 9/10/2014 | MLB, clubs to observe September 11th anniversary with patriotic tributes

    Major League Baseball and its Clubs will commemorate the 13th anniversary of September 11, 2001 with on-field tributes at Major League games. This remembrance is part of Baseball's ongoing and league-wide effort to honor those whose lives were lost and affected on that tragic day.

  • 9/8/2014 | Atlanta Braves minor league outfielder Black suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Atlanta Braves Minor League outfielder Justin Black has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 9/8/2014 | MLB announces 2015 regular season schedule

    Major League Baseball today announced its master 2015 regular season schedule, which will begin with ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" on April 5th . Details of the Opening Night contest are forthcoming. A full slate of 15 Opening Day games is currently set for Monday, April 6th.

  • 9/8/2014 | Adam Laroche and Buster Posey named the National League Co-Players of the Week

    Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche and San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey have been named the National League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending September 7th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 9/8/2014 | Miguel Cabrera and Nelson Cruz named the American League Co-Players of the Week

    Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera and Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nelson Cruz have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending September 7th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 9/5/2014 | Vin Scully honored with Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award

    This afternoon, Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig presented Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award. The presentation was made at Dodger Stadium, prior to the Club's home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

  • 9/5/2014 | Myers & Ross: This Week on "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave"

    The reigning AL Rookie of the Year trades baseball for shuffleboard, a World Series champion shares behind the scenes stories about life in the big leagues, and a look at the strangest Minor League uniforms of the year - all on this week's "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave," this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT on MTV2.

  • 9/5/2014 | Commissioner Selig, MLB All-Stars to Appear During Stand up to Cancer Fundraiser

    Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig and all of Major League Baseball will be recognized during Stand Up To Cancer's (SU2C) nationally televised fundraising telecast airing live across major networks tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET.

  • 9/4/2014 | MLB appoints Bryan Seeley as head of Department of Investigations

    Major League Baseball has hired Bryan Seeley to lead its Department of Investigations, Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced today. Seeley will be MLB's Vice President, Investigations & Deputy General Counsel.

  • 9/3/2014 | Kyle Hendricks voted National League Rookie of the Month

    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has been voted the National League Rookie of the Month for August.

  • 9/3/2014 | Matt Shoemaker named the A.L. Pitcher of the Month and A.L. Rookie of the Month

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has been voted the American League Pitcher of the Month and the American League Rookie of the Month for August, marking just the ninth time since the Rookie of the Month Award was introduced in 2001 that a Player or Pitcher of the Month Award winner has garnered Rookie honors in the same calendar month.

  • 9/3/2014 | Madison Bumgarner voted National League Pitcher of the Month

    San Francisco Giants starter Madison Bumgarner has been voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for the month of August.

  • 9/3/2014 | Victor Martinez named the American League Player of the Month

    Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez has been voted the Budweiser Presents American League Player of the Month for August.

  • 9/3/2014 | Josh Harrison voted the Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month

    Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star utilityman Josh Harrison has been voted the Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month for August.

  • 9/2/2014 | Jacoby Ellsbury of the Yankees named the AL Player of the Week

    New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending August 31st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 9/2/2014 | Matt Holliday of the Cardinals named NL Player of the Week

    St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending August 31st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.