MLB Press Releases
Blue Jays Minor Leaguer Montero suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Toronto Blue Jays Minor League first baseman Jesus Montero has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for dimethylbutylamine (DMBA), a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Washington's Cole disciplined
Washington Nationals pitcher A.J. Cole has received a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the area of the head of Jung Ho Kang of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the bottom of the third inning of Sunday afternoon's game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
Braves' Freddie Freeman named National League Player of the Week
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending September 25th.
Indians' Santana, Tigers' Upton named AL Co-Players of the Week
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana and Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending September 25th.
Baseball mourns passing of José Fernández
Due to the tragic death of Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández, today's game between the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park has been cancelled. Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement:
White Sox Minor Leaguer Arias suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Chicago White Sox Minor League left-handed pitcher Yojensy Arias has received a 72-game suspension without pay.
MLB tips its cap to Big Papi as he rounds the bases on his final regular season
MLB unveiled two special new spots dedicated to honoring Boston Red Sox superstar David Ortiz as he closes the curtain on his final regular season as a Major League player.
Torii Hunter to host Celebrity Golf Invitational in support of MLB Youth Academy
Former All-Star outfielder Torii Hunter will host the Urban Youth Foundation Celebrity Golf Invitational on November 14th at the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles. Baseball Legends and an array of celebrities from the worlds of sport, film and television are scheduled to attend. The fundraising event is in support of the MLB Youth Academy in Compton, California, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016. The Academy provides free, year-round baseball and softball instruction to young people from communities, particularly those that are underserved, within the greater Los Angeles area.
Oakland's Davis, Boston's Ramirez named AL Co-Players of the Week
Oakland Athletics outfielder Khris Davis and Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending September 18th.