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  • 6/29/2015 | Brett Gardner of the New York Yankees named American League Player of the Week

    New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending June 28th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 6/29/2015 | Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies named National League Player of the Week

    Third baseman Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies has been named National League Player of the Week for the week of June 22nd-28th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 6/29/2015 | Donaldson claims top spot at 3B, surpasses Perez for overall lead

    Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson collected over 2.7 million votes last week to not only move into the top spot at the hot corner in the American League, but surpass Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals as the top vote-getter in all of Major League Baseball for the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Major League Baseball announced today.

  • 6/29/2015 | National finalists announced for MLB Pitch, Hit & Run program

    The 24 national finalists in the 2015 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run program presented by Scotts, the official youth skills competition of Major League Baseball, were announced yesterday live on MLB Tonight on MLB Network.These 24 boys and girls will compete at the National Finals and participate in activities during MLB All-Star Week.

  • 6/29/2015 | All-Star starters to be unveiled on Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show

    The starting position players for the 2015 All-Star Game, named via the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, will be unveiled on Sunday, July 5th at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN prior to the "Sunday Night Baseball" matchup featuring the San Francisco Giants at the Washington Nationals, Major League Baseball announced today.

  • 6/28/2015 | 2015 Home Run Derby to introduce new format

    The 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders, part of Gatorade All-Star Workout Day, will introduce a new streamlined format this July featuring brackets and timed rounds, Major League Baseball announced today.

  • 6/26/2015 | Orioles minor leaguer Torres suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Baltimore Orioles Minor League right-handed pitcher Dennis Torres has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second positive for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 6/24/2015 | 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.

  • 6/23/2015 | Stanton Rejoins Outfield Leaders In Latest NL All-Star Voting Update

    Two-time All-Star Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins has moved into second place among National League outfielders in the latest voting update for the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Major League Baseball announced today.

  • 6/22/2015 | Major League Baseball to Host Free, One-Day Umpire Camp at Marlins Park in Miami

    Major League Baseball will host a free, one-day umpire camp at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida on Sunday, June 27th.

  • 6/22/2015 | Latest American League All-Star Voting Update Highlighted by Movement

    Nine-time All-Star Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers has reclaimed the lead at first base in the latest American League voting update for the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Major League Baseball announced today.

  • 6/22/2015 | Max Scherzer named National League Player of the Week

    Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals has been named National League Player of the Week for June 15th-21st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 6/22/2015 | Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox named AL Player of the Week

    Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending June 21st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 6/22/2015 | Major League Baseball Mourns the Passing of Darryl Hamilton

    Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the passing of longtime Major League outfielder, former Commissioner's Office staff member and MLB.com and MLB Network analyst Darryl Hamilton, who was 50.

  • 6/19/2015 | Three Minor League players suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that three Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 6/18/2015 | Cleveland's Bourn disciplined

    Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Bourn has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for making contact with Umpire Phil Cuzzi before the bottom of the fourth inning of the Club's Tuesday, June 16th game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

  • 6/18/2015 | Three Minor League players suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that three Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 6/18/2015 | Major League Baseball and USA Baseball launch 'PLAY BALL'

    Major League Baseball and USA Baseball today announced the launch of "PLAY BALL," a significant new initiative that will encourage widespread participation in all forms of baseball activities among all age groups, especially youth.

  • 6/17/2015 | Tony Perez, Ken Griffey Sr. to manage SiriusXM All-Star Futures teams

    Hall of Famer Tony Perez and Cincinnati Reds legend Ken Griffey Sr., who were teammates on the 1975 and 1976 "Big Red Machine" World Series Championship teams, will return to the dugouts to manage in the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday July, 12th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

  • 6/17/2015 | Major League Baseball & New Era unveil 2015 All-Star Game cap collection

    Major League Baseball and New Era, the official on-field cap of MLB, today revealed a unique cap collection for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Cincinnati Reds.

  • 6/17/2015 | Procter & Gamble's Gillette, Head & Shoulders to sponsor Home Run Derby

    Major League Baseball and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), today announced that P&G's two MLB corporate partners, Gillette and Head & Shoulders, will sponsor the 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders.

  • 6/16/2015 | Posey overtakes Molina for second time in seesaw battle at catcher in NL update

    San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has reclaimed his lead over St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina behind the plate in a back-and-forth race to start for the National League in the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, it was announced today. With more than two weeks remaining in the voting period, four of the current NL leaders hold advantages of less than one million votes. Overall, the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, which is available exclusively online for the first time via MLB.com, Club sites and mobile devices, has eclipsed 300 million votes, and is approaching the all-time record total of 391 million votes (2012). Voting for the Midsummer Classic will conclude on Thursday, July 2nd at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

  • 6/16/2015 | Major League Baseball Statement

    Major League Baseball issued the following statement today regarding the investigation into last year's security breach involving the Houston Astros...

  • 6/15/2015 | Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles named American League Player of the Week

    Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending June 14th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 6/15/2015 | Giants Heston and Marlins Stanton named National League Co-Players of the Week

    Chris Heston of the San Francisco Giants and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins have been named National League Co-Players of the Week for the week of June 8th-14th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 6/15/2015 | 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot Eclipses 300 Million Votes

    The 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, which is available exclusively online for the first time via MLB.com, Club sites and mobile devices, has eclipsed 300 million votes, Major League Baseball announced today. With more than two weeks remaining before the voting period ends on Thursday, July 2nd at 11:59 p.m. (ET), the current total is approaching the all-time record total of 391 million votes (2012).

  • 6/15/2015 | Ariana Grande to headline Budweiser MLB All-Star Concert

    Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-nominated artist ARIANA GRANDE will headline the Budweiser MLB All-Star Concert, part of the Pepsi Music Series, with musical guest, RIXTON, on Saturday, July 11th at Paul Brown Stadium during 2015 MLB All-Star Week.

  • 6/12/2015 | Minnesota's Hunter Disciplined

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter has received a two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his actions during the bottom of the eighth inning of the Club's Wednesday, June 10th game against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field.

  • 6/12/2015 | Free Agent Minor Leaguer Moskos Suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that free agent Minor League left-handed pitcher Daniel Moskos has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second positive for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 6/12/2015 | MLB, Reds unveil All-Star mustache statues to celebrate baseball history

    Major League Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds today announced that 20 Cincinnati baseball-inspired statues will be placed around the Queen City. Each statue is an oversized mustache emblazoned with unique All-Star or Reds-centric imagery and text. The mustache resembles the handlebar style sported by Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. Each statue measures 8 feet wide, 2.5 feet high and weighs approximately 850 pounds. On hand for the unveiling outside Cincinnati City Hall were Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Reds Chief Operating Officer Phil Castellini, Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black and Reds mascots Mr. Redlegs and Rosie Red.

  • 6/11/2015 | Barry Larkin to join Todd Frazier as a 2015 MLB All-Star spokesperson

    Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin, a legend of the Cincinnati Reds, a native of the City and a 1990 World Series Champion, has been selected as an official 2015 MLB All-Star spokesperson, joining current Reds All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier.

  • 6/10/2015 | Major League Baseball completes 2015 Draft

    Major League Baseball today completed its 2015 Draft, with a total of 1,215 players being chosen in the 40 rounds, two Competitive Balance rounds and one Supplemental round.

  • 6/10/2015 | Braves Minor Leaguer O'Dowd Suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Atlanta Braves Minor League catcher Chris O'Dowd has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Testosterone metabolites of exogenous origin, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 6/9/2015 | MLB.completes second day of 2015 Draft

    Major League Baseball has completed the second day of the 2015 Draft, which was held via conference call today from 1:00 - 6:40 p.m. (ET). In total, 315 players have been selected through the first 10 rounds, two Competitive Balance rounds and one Supplemental round.

  • 6/9/2015 | 2015 National League All-Star balloting update #3

    Two-time All-Star Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks has taken over the lead at first base from Adrian Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the latest National League voting update for the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, it was announced today.

  • 6/9/2015 | MLB Completes First Day of 2015 Draft

    Major League Baseball has completed the first day of the 2015 Draft, which aired live on MLB Network and MLB.com this evening from Studio 42 at MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey.

  • 6/8/2015 | Arizona Diamondbacks Select Dansby Swanson with First-Overall Pick in 2015 Draft

    The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) selected shortstop Dansby Swanson (Vanderbilt University) with the first pick in the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, as announced by D-backs Director, Scouting Deric Ladnier.

  • 6/8/2015 | DeGrom, Kershaw named National League Co-Players of the Week

    Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets and Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers have been named National League Co-Players of the Week for the week of June 1st-7th.

  • 6/8/2015 | Chris Archer of the Tampa Bay Rays named American League Player of the Week

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending June 7th.

  • 6/8/2015 | Hosmer Overtakes Cabrera, Morales Surpasses Cruz in Latest AL Voting Update

    Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer and designated hitter Kendrys Morales have taken over as the leading vote-getters at their respective positions in the latest voting update for the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, it was announced today.

  • 6/4/2015 | Rangers minor leaguer Demeritte suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Texas Rangers Minor League second baseman Travis Demeritte has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Furosemide, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 6/4/2015 | Fourth Player to Attend 2015 Draft

    Major League Baseball announced today that Stroudsburg High School (PA) right-handed pitcher Mike Nikorak will attend the 2015 Draft, which will be held on Monday, June 8th at MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey, it was announced today.

  • 6/4/2015 | MLB, Phillies and the city officially open the Phillies MLB Urban Youth Academy

    Major League Baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies and the City of Philadelphia officially opened the Phillies MLB Urban Youth Academy during a special ceremony today at the Academy's brand-new baseball field at Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park in South Philadelphia.

  • 6/4/2015 | Participating teams announced for the 2015 All-Star Jr. RBI Classic

    Major League Baseball today announced the participating Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) teams playing in the seventh annual Jr. RBI Classic, a friendly, round-robin tournament consisting of more than one hundred young baseball and softball players held each year during MLB All-Star Week.

  • 6/4/2015 | Yost, Bochy appoint 2015 All-Star Game staffs

    American League All-Star manager Ned Yost of the defending AL Champion Kansas City Royals and National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy of the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants today officially announced the managers who will serve as their coaches at Major League Baseball's 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Cincinnati Reds.

  • 6/3/2015 | Indians Jason Kipnis named the Budweiser presents AL Player of the Month for May

    Jason Kipnis of the Cleveland Indians named the Budweiser presents American League Player of the Month for May

  • 6/3/2015 | Nationals Bryce Harper named the Budweiser presents NL Player of the Month

    Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has been voted the Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month for May. Budweiser, the official beer sponsor of Major League Baseball and sponsor for 24 of 30 MLB clubs, is also the presenting sponsor of the American League Player of the Month Award.

  • 6/3/2015 | Houston Astros Dallas Keuchel named the AL Pitcher of the Month for May

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has been voted American League Pitcher of the Month for May.

  • 6/3/2015 | Washington Nationals Max Scherzer named the NL Pitcher of the Month for May

    Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer has been voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for the month of May.

  • 6/3/2015 | Delino DeShields of the Texas Rangers named the American League Rookie

    Texas Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields has been named American League Rookie of the Month for May.

  • 6/3/2015 | Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs voted National League Rookie of the Month

    Third baseman Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs has been voted the National League Rookie of the Month for May.

  • 6/3/2015 | Three Amateur Players to Attend 2015 MLB Draft

    Three amateur players are scheduled to attend Major League Baseball's 2015 Draft, which will be held on Monday, June 8th at MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey, it was announced today.

  • 6/2/2015 | Rays Minor Leaguer Blanchard suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Tampa Bay Rays Minor League infielder/outfielder Coty Blanchard has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Amphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 6/2/2015 | Posey surpasses Molina behind the plate in latest NL voting update

    Two-time All-Star Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants has pulled in front of St. Louis Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina in the latest National League voting update for the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, it was announced today. Online voting totals via the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Ballot remain up approximately 100 percent in comparison to 2014.

  • 6/2/2015 | The Hartford Announces Multi-Year Sponsorship of Major League Baseball

    The Hartford and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced a multi-year sponsorship that will make The Hartford an "Official Sponsor of Major League Baseball" and the exclusive business insurance, homeowners insurance and employee benefits partner of MLB.

  • 6/1/2015 | Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds named National League Player of the Week

    Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds has been named National League Player of the Week for May 25th-31st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 6/1/2015 | Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays named American League Player of the Week

    Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending May 31st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 6/1/2015 | Cabrera, Hosmer battle for first base lead in latest AL voting update

    Nine-time All-Star Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals are in a tight battle for the first base lead in the latest voting update for the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, it was announced today.

  • 6/1/2015 | Largest Game of Catch to be attempted during MLB All-Star week

    Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds, Chevrolet and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ are joining together to attempt to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest Game of Catch during MLB All-Star Week in Cincinnati.