MLB Press Releases
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Derek Jeter honored with Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award
This afternoon, Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig presented New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award. The presentation was made at Yankee Stadium, prior to the Club's home game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Pittsburgh Pirates Minor Leaguer De Jesus Suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League third baseman Johan De Jesus has received a 72-game suspension without pay following a positive test for a metabolite of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians named the AL Player of the Week
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending September 21st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Andrew Cashner of the San Diego Padres named National League Player of the Week
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending September 21st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
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.
New Pace of Game Committee Convenes
Major League Baseball announced that Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig has conducted a conference call with a new committee that will study the issue of pace of game. The goals of the committee will focus on decreasing time of game and improving the overall pace of play in the 2015 regular season and beyond.
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.
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.
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.