The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Minnesota Twins Minor League outfielder Reynaldo Rodriguez has received an 80-game suspension without pay following a positive test for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Major League Baseball and the San Diego Padres today announced the 2016 All-Star Legacy initiative, which consists of community improvement projects designed to leave a lasting impact throughout Greater San Diego and, for the first time in All-Star history, internationally in Mexico.
Major League Baseball today marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, which will be held on Tuesday, July 12th at Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres.
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Major League Baseball umpires will offer up more than 300 items that include priceless autographed sports memorabilia, one-of-a-kind VIP experiences and ticket packages during its 8th Annual UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction.
The two organizations have come together to deliver extraordinary consumer experiences for nearly 20 years dating back to the first Priceless ad spot in 1997 featuring a father and son at the ballpark that aired during the World Series.
Major League Baseball and Scholastic today announced that Kendal Young, a 5th-grade student from Spring Lake, Michigan, and Sadie Chamberlain, an 8th-grade student from West Burke, Vermont, were selected as Grand Prize winners of the 2016 "Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life" Essay Contest, which garnered more than 17,000 essays from students around the United States and Canada.
To commemorate the 69th anniversary of the legendary Hall of Famer breaking baseball's color barrier in 1947, all players and on-field personnel will wear Number 42, and all MLB clubs will host pre-game ceremonies, including the Los Angeles Dodgers who will host Rachel and Sharon Robinson, the wife and daughter of Jackie Robinson.
Major League Baseball today unveiled its complete lineup of special event uniforms for the 2016 Championship Season. For the first time MLB Clubs will celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day in specially designed uniforms. As in previous years, uniform designs were also created to recognize Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. In addition, new looks will be featured during the All-Star events in San Diego with special caps worn during the All-Star Game and new uniforms for Gatorade All-Star Workout Day which includes the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. MLB, Majestic and New Era worked together to create the new designs.
As the baseball world prepares for Jackie Robinson Day, the 13th annual MLB celebration of Jackie Robinson's enduring legacy, Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) announced today that MLB has increased its financial commitment to the Foundation and that the two organizations will expand their programmatic partnership beginning this year. MLB will greatly enhance its longstanding philanthropic support by funding 30 four-year JRF scholarships - one for each of the 30 MLB Clubs and by contributing $1 million to the Foundation'sJackie Robinson Museum project. Additionally, MLB and JRF will engage JRF Scholars to mentor young people in MLB's youth and community partnership programs, including Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI), MLB Urban Youth Academies and MLB-supported Boys & Girls Clubs of America programs. JRF Scholars will mentor participants in these various youth programs, encouraging their young mentees to embrace educational opportunities and joining them in extra-curricular activities, such as attending MLB games with the League's support.
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. today announced that Chief Marketing Officer Jacqueline Parkes has notified him that, after 21 years of service to MLB and its 30 Clubs, she is resigning to pursue new opportunities, effective May 1st.
The Office of the Commissioner announced today that free agent catcher Taylor Teagarden has received an 80-game suspension without pay as a result of his violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension of Teagarden will be effective Opening Day of the 2016 Championship Season.
Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced renewed broadcast agreements with 16 rightsholders from around the world including Dentsu (Japan), MBC Sports+ (Korea) and Televisa (Mexico). MLB has also reached new deals ahead of the 2016 season with Telemicro in the Dominican Republic and Ole Communications in Venezuela to carry MLB programming and games.