Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for making contact with Umpire John Tumpane during the bottom of the fifth inning of the Club's Sunday, April 19th game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park.
Kansas City Royals pitchers Kelvin Herrera and Yordano Ventura have received discipline for their roles in on-field incidents during the Club's weekend series against the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium.
Seattle Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending April 19th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
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MLBAM today announced it delivered a record-setting 60 million live and on-demand video streams to baseball fans on Opening Day, consumed across MLB.com, MLB.TV, MLB.com At Bat and MLB.com-controlled social media channels on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
MLBAM today announced the MLB.com At Bat mobile app reached the five-million download mark on Saturday, its earliest point in its eight-year history.
In preparation for the first pitch of the season, MLBAM has made available the Opening Day updates for its mobile apps to its millions of fans - MLB.com At Bat, MLB.com Ballpark and MLB.com Home Run Derby. Each update currently is available.
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MLB Network today announced that it will debut its first-ever regular season morning show, MLB Central, on Opening Day, Monday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Hosted by Matt Vasgersian, Mark DeRosa and Lauren Shehadi, MLB Central will be the first program to originate from MLB Network's new, state-of-the-art Studio 21, named in honor of Hall of Famer and humanitarian Roberto Clemente.
MLB Network Presents will premiere its final installment of the offseason on Tuesday, February 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET with The Story of Billy Bean, a one-hour documentary hosted by Bob Costas about former outfielder Billy Bean's experience as one of just two Major League Baseball players - current or former - to publicly come out as gay.
Exclusive interviews and inside access with newly elected Baseball Hall of Famers Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz will be featured in Hall of Fame Pitchers: Smoltz & Pedro, the fourth installment of MLB Network Presents, on Tuesday, February 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
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