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MLB Press Releases

  • Astros Minor Leaguer Whitley suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Houston Astros Minor League pitcher Forrest Whitley has received a 50-game suspension without pay for a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • MLB and Arizona State to launch partnership ahead of 2018 Spring Training

    Major League Baseball and Arizona State University's School of Sustainability (ASU) today announced a groundbreaking 2018 Spring Training presented by Camping World partnership that will see the two organizations undertaking sustainability efforts during parts of the Cactus League schedule.

  • MLB announces pace of play initiatives for 2018 season

    Major League Baseball today announced rule changes for the 2018 championship season designed to improve the pace of play. After receiving substantial input from the Major League Baseball Players Association and Club personnel, MLB's Competition and Playing Rules Committees recommended that Commissioner Rob Manfred proceed with a rule change limiting the number of mound visits in a game and a rule designed to reduce the time required for inning breaks and pitching changes. The Commissioner has decided to defer the implementation of a pitch timer and a between-batter timer in 2018 in order to provide players with an opportunity to speed up the game without the use of those timers.

  • 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.

  • Snapple and Major League Baseball launch official partnership

    Snapple and Major League Baseball (MLB) announced today a new partnership, with Snapple becoming the Official Tea and Juice Drink of MLB beginning with the 2018 season. The two-year partnership supplies Snapple with marketing and activation rights across MLB special events including All-Star Week, the Postseason and World Series, as well as other key moments during the season. As part of the sponsorship, Snapple and MLB will be releasing a new, baseball themed product that will be offered for a limited time. Dozens of "Snapple Facts" about Baseball will also be placed underneath bottle caps and Fanatics, MLB's Official E-Commerce Partner, will create a special merchandise offer to be found on select Snapple products.

  • Four Minor League players suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that four Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • Scotts & MLB to refurbish 8 youth fields as part of special grant program

    The Scotts Company LLC (Scotts) and Major League Baseball are continuing to refurbish youth baseball and softball fields around the country with eight more communities around the U.S. scheduled to receive renovations in 2018.

  • 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.

  • Washington's Read suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Washington Nationals catcher Raudy Read has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

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