Pitcher Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelphia Phillies has received a seven-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his actions following the top of the ninth inning of the Sunday, September 14th game against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending September 14th.
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending September 14th.
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Tomorrow will mark 12 years since MLB.TV debuted via a postage-stamp sized media player as the New York Yankees hosted the Texas Rangers in a live video streaming event that would make digital media history. MLB.TV has rounded the bases a few times since, including delivery of HD streaming a remarkable five years ago, and has become the most widely distributed and #1 sports streaming service. The longest-running service of its kind has continued to deliver for its loyal subscribers with new innovations every season, a key reason why nearly a quarter of its current subscribers have owned the product for at least the past six years - half of MLB.TV's lifespan.
Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, who played 11 seasons for the Minnesota Twins and won the 2008 Home Run Derby, and Oakland Athletics All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson have been selected as their respective League's final participants for the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby. The announcement was made earlier this evening on ESPN's "SportsCenter" by Derby captains Jose Bautista of the American League and Troy Tulowitzki of the National League.
The creative campaigns are over. Twitter voting ended in a furious rally. And at the end of the four-day online voting program, it is Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox and Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs who were chosen by fans as the winners of the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian.
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With less than five weeks left in the regular season, MLB Network will feature a Labor Day prime time showdown and key matchups with Postseason implications in its live game schedule from September 1 - 14.
Three of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees - Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre - join Bob Costas to expand on their renowned careers on MLB Network Roundtable presented by Delta Airlines: The Hall of Fame Managers this Saturday, August 2 at 6:00 p.m. ET.
With Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline rapidly approaching, MLB Network's August schedule will feature matchups with Postseason-contending teams and division rivalries.
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