Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty today announced the acquisitions of LHP Brandon Finnegan, LHP John Lamb and LHP Cody Reed from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for RHP Johnny Cueto.
Major League Baseball today announced the results of the fourth annual Competitive Balance Lottery, which will impact the order of the 2016 MLB Draft. The drawing was conducted earlier this afternoon at Major League Baseball's New York offices and the results were first announced on MLB Network.
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. Following is a recap of the action across baseball, media, technology, special events, entertainment and charitable giving for the first Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati since 1988.
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.
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.
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. The lineups were announced at this afternoon's 2015 All-Star Game Press Conference, which was carried live by MLB Network.
Major League Baseball today announced its All-Star line-up of artists scheduled to perform as part of the Pepsi All-Star Week Music Series leading up to the 86th MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday, July 14th.
The drama is building in the National League race with a new final day leader - Carlos Martinez. The Cardinals starter made a big statement last night, outlasting a rain delay to win his 10th game and continuing his amazing two-day run from third to first in the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote (#FinalVote) held exclusively on MLB.com and the Club sites.
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).
Youth participation will be a central theme during 2015 MLB All-Star Week with several PLAY BALL-affiliated events and additional youth-focused components featured at Great American Ball Park and throughout Greater Cincinnati.
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. The 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders will be held on Monday, July 13th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, home of the Reds, and broadcast live by ESPN and MLB.com beginning at 8:00 p.m. (ET).
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.
Major League Baseball (MLB) and T-Mobile USA (NYSE: TMUS), today announced an expansion of their partnership that will make T-Mobile the first-ever Presenting Sponsor of the MLB All-Star Game on FOX. Under the agreement, T-Mobile will have marquee stadium presence inside Great American Ball Park, on-air integrations throughout the All-Star Game broadcast on FOX and FOX Deportes and in social media. T-Mobile will also conduct a national fan promotion connected to the All-Star Game with details available soon. The MLB All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile will be broadcast live on FOX on Tuesday, July 14 at 8:00 pm ET.
Major League Baseball today announced that multi-platinum selling recording artist Demi Lovato will replace Ariana Grande as the headlining artist for the Budweiser All-Star Concert, part of the Pepsi Music Series. Lovato's performance will include her debut smash single, "Cool for the Summer" off her forthcoming fifth studio album. The announcement comes as a result of Grande's recent health issues. All tickets previously obtained by fans will be honored.
MLB All-Stars from the Reds and every other Major League Baseball team will travel through the streets of Cincinnati in Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado vehicles prior to the 2015 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 14 in the eleventh annual MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet.
Major League Baseball today announced pregame ceremonies for the 86th All-Star Game, as well as the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders and All-Star Sunday. Pregame festivities for the Midsummer Classic will feature the announcement of the winners of MLB's season-long "Franchise Four" campaign, including the on-field participation of the four "Greatest Living Players" and the selections representing the host Cincinnati Reds, as chosen by fans.
Major League Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds today released the 2015 All-Star Week community initiatives schedule, including local legacy projects that will be unveiled throughout the week, starting from Wednesday, July 8th and lasting through Tuesday, July 14th - the day of the 86th MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park.
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.
The Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers have announced a campaign partnership encouraging fans to #VoteCueto for Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto and #VoteYo for Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes for the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote.
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, Major League Baseball's leading vote-getter, and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, who led the National League in voting, will be among the starters in the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
As part of the ongoing ballpark improvements to be completed in time for All-Star Week July 10-14, the Cincinnati Reds are adding several amenities to enhance the fan experience at Great American Ball Park through new technological initiatives.