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  • 7/30/2015 | 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.

  • 7/30/2015 | MLB announces the 24 teams advancing to the 2015 RBI World Series in Texas

    Major League Baseball today announced the twenty-four teams advancing to the 2015 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series, which will be hosted by the Texas Rangers for the second consecutive year.

  • 7/30/2015 | MLB to support ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in August

    Major League Baseball announced today that, in partnership with the ALS community, its 30 Clubs will participate in the return of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this August. Throughout the month, each Major League Club will host its own ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and will then challenge another franchise, along with two other local personalities or organizations, to partake in the charitable effort.

  • 7/28/2015 | Mets pitcher Mejia suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Mets right-handed pitcher Jenrry Mejia has received a 162-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol and Boldenone, performance-enhancing substances in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 7/28/2015 | Major League Baseball to Host European Elite Camp in the Netherlands

    Major League Baseball will host a European Elite Camp for players at ETO Ballpark in Hoofddorp, Netherlands from August 4th-20th, it was announced today. The camp, which is part of MLB's commitment to the development of the game internationally, will provide Major League Clubs with scouting opportunities of currently eligible and July 2, 2016-eligible prospects.

  • 7/27/2015 | Carlos Gonzalez and Cole Hamels named NL Co-Players of the Week

    Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies and Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies have been named National League Co-Players of the Week for the week of July 20-26, 2015. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 7/27/2015 | Rougned Odor of the Texas Rangers named American League Player of the Week

    Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending July 26th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 7/23/2015 | Bumgarner, Bryant Top Most Popular Player Jerseys List

    World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner fires way to top of list in first-ever appearance; Rookie of the Year candidate Kris Bryant debuts in number two hole

  • 7/20/2015 | Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw named National League Co-Players of the Week

    Starting pitchers Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers have been named National League Co-Players of the Week for July 17-19.

  • 7/20/2015 | Lorenzo Cain and Dallas Keuchel named the American League Co-Players of the Week

    Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain and Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending July 19th.

  • 7/17/2015 | MLB, San Diego Padres unveil the official logo of the 2016 All-Star Game

    Major League Baseball, the San Diego Padres and local officials from the City of San Diego today unveiled the official logo of the 2016 All-Star Game, which will be played at Petco Park on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016.

  • 7/17/2015 | Baseball fans generate big numbers for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game

    With stars like Mike Trout, Todd Frazier, and a new wave of young players, the 2015 MLB All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile and its surrounding festivities generated interest in baseball fans that resulted in big numbers.

  • 7/16/2015 | Red Sox Minor Leaguer Kopech suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Boston Red Sox Minor League right-handed pitcher Michael Kopech has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Oxilofrine, a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 7/15/2015 | Average viewership for MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby best since 2010

    The 2015 MLB All-Star Game and Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders recorded the best average audience for the two events since 2010, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals.

  • 7/14/2015 | Franchise Four results announced

    Major League Baseball tonight unveiled the "Franchise Four" winners during pregame ceremonies for the 2015 All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park. The Franchise Four campaign allowed fans to vote for the most impactful players who best represent the lineage of each Major League franchise and several other significant categories in the sport's history.

  • 7/14/2015 | 2015 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run National Champions crowned

    The National Champions of the 2015 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run program presented by Scotts® were crowned Tuesday, July 14 at T-Mobile All-Star FanFest in Cincinnati, OH.

  • 7/13/2015 | Starting pitchers, lineups for Baseball's 86th Midsummer Classic announced

    Earlier today, the 2015 All-Star Game managers, Bruce Bochy of the National League and Ned Yost of the American League, announced their starting lineups for Baseball's 86th Midsummer Classic, to be played on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

  • 7/13/2015 | MLB and MLBPA join forces to help improve baseball & softball growth among youth

    Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) today announced a commitment of $30 million toward a new joint initiative that will focus on improving the caliber, effectiveness and availability of amateur baseball and softball programs across the United States and Canada.

  • 7/13/2015 | Maytag Brand Cleans Up with New Deal as Official Washer and Dryer of MLB

    Maytag brand and Major League Baseball today announced an all-new partnership which designates Maytag as the official washer and dryer of MLB in 2015, for the first time in company and league history.

  • 7/12/2015 | Ryan Braun named To National League All-Star Team

    National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun will replace outfielder Matt Holliday of the St. Louis Cardinals on the NL's active roster for the 86th All-Star Game.

  • 7/12/2015 | Santiago added to AL All-Star Team, Kershaw added to NL All-Star Team

    American League All-Star manager Ned Yost of the Kansas City Royals announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that left-handed pitcher Hector Santiago of the Los Angeles Angels has been added to the AL's active roster for the 86th All-Star Game.

  • 7/11/2015 | Troy Tulowitzki named to National League All-Star team

    National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will replace second baseman Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins on the NL's active roster for the 86th All-Star Game.

  • 7/11/2015 | Brian Dozier Named to AL All-Star Team

    American League All-Star manager Ned Yost of the Kansas City Royals announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier will replace outfielder Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays on the AL's active roster for the 86th All-Star Game.

  • 7/10/2015 | Mo-mentum carries Moustakas & Martinez

    A record-setting 111.8 million ballots were cast and at the end of the four-day online voting program, Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals and Carlos Martinez of the St. Louis Cardinals were chosen by fans as the winners of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote.

  • 7/10/2015 | Brewers Minor Leaguer Estades suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Milwaukee Brewers Minor League outfielder Ariel Estades has received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 7/10/2015 | 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game #finalvote Enters Final Hours

    The drama is building in the National League race with a new final day leader - Carlos Martinez.

  • 7/9/2015 | Brett Gardner named to American League All-Star Team

    American League All-Star manager Ned Yost of the Kansas City Royals announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner will replace outfielder Alex Gordon of the Royals on the AL's active roster for the 86th All-Star Game. In addition, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones will replace the fan-elected Gordon in the starting lineup as a result of his standing on the AL Player Ballot.

  • 7/9/2015 | 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game #FinalVote approaches record

    Fan balloting is about to set another record, spurred by the annual team alliances now in full joint campaign mode, as the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote (#FinalVote) passed the 70 million mark, rapidly approaching the all-time record of 79.2 million (2013).

  • 7/8/2015 | White Sox Minor Leaguer Guerra suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Chicago White Sox Minor League right-handed pitcher Javy Guerra has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 7/8/2015 | Cincinnati's Frazier and two-time champion Fielder headline the 2015 Derby

    Todd Frazier of the host Cincinnati Reds and two-time champion Prince Fielder (2009, 2012) of the Texas Rangers are among the eight participants in the 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders, Major League Baseball announced today.

  • 7/8/2015 | Umpires, Official Scorers Announced for 2015 All-Star Game

    Tim Welke, a crew chief in his 32nd Major League season, will call balls and strikes and will lead the crew assigned to Baseball's 86th Midsummer Classic on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Major League Baseball announced today.

  • 7/7/2015 | Major League Baseball All-Stars to parade through streets of Cincinnati

    Event to be Nationally Televised on MLB Network with Simulcast on MLB.com

  • 7/6/2015 | 2015 All-Star Game rosters announced

    Pitchers and reserves have been named to the American League and National League All-Star Teams, as announced today by Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association and All-Star Game managers Ned Yost of the AL and Bruce Bochy of the NL. The 2015 AL and NL All-Star rosters were unveiled earlier this evening during the "Esurance All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN.

  • 7/6/2015 | J.D. Martinez of the Detroit Tigers named American League Player of the Week

    Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending July 5th.

  • 7/6/2015 | Aramis Ramirez of the Milwaukee Brewers named National League Player of the Week

    Third baseman Aramis Ramirez of the Milwaukee Brewers has been named National League Player of the Week for June 29th-July 5th.

  • 7/3/2015 | MLB-MLBPA Statement on Yankees, Alex Rodriguez

    Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today that the New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez have amicably resolved their potential dispute regarding Rodriguez's entitlement to bonus monies under the provision of his player contract covering historical statistical accomplishments.

  • 7/2/2015 | Maikel Franco voted National League Rookie of the Month for June

    Third baseman Maikel Franco of the Philadelphia Phillies has been voted the National League Rookie of the Month for June.

  • 7/2/2015 | Carlos Correa named the American League Rookie of the Month for June

    Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has been voted American League Rookie of the Month for June.

  • 7/2/2015 | Chris Sale named the American League Pitcher of the Month for June

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale has been voted American League Pitcher of the Month for June.

  • 7/2/2015 | Max Scherzer voted National League Pitcher of the Month for June

    Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer has been voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for the month of June, his second consecutive monthly honor.

  • 7/2/2015 | Mets Minor Leaguer Abreu Suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Mets Minor League catcher Adrian Abreu has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.