MLB Press Releases
Mets Pitcher Mejia Suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Mets right-handed pitcher Jenrry Mejia has received a permanent suspension from Major League and Minor League Baseball after testing positive for Boldenone, his third performance-enhancing substance violation under Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
World Baseball Classic Announces Broadcast Schedule for Sydney Qualifier
World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) today announced the broadcast schedule for the Sydney, Australia Qualifier, which will be played February 11th-14th at Blacktown International Sportspark.
MLB's Urban Invitational returns to New Orleans for third consecutive year
Major League Baseball's Urban Invitational is returning to New Orleans for the third consecutive year, with games being held at the University of New Orleans and the New Orleans MLB Urban Youth Academy (MLBUYA) from Friday, February 19th through Sunday, February 21st.
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.
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.
MLB unveils new Spring Training look for 2016
Major League Baseball, along with Authentic Collection partners Majestic and New Era, today unveiled a new on-field look for Spring Training that includes lighter-weight uniforms, several new cap designs, specially-marked balls and other on-field elements.
Managers, rosters and game schedule announced for Sydney Qualifier
World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) today announced the managers, rosters and game schedule for the Sydney, Australia Qualifier, which will be played February 11th-14th at Blacktown International Sportspark. The winner of the Qualifier, which features Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and South Africa, will advance to compete in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the fourth installment of the baseball tournament featuring many of the world's greatest players.
MLB hires Tyrone Brooks as senior director, front office & field staff
Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today the hiring of Tyrone Brooks as Senior Director of Major League Baseball's new Front Office & Field Staff Diversity Pipeline Program. The newly established Pipeline Program will seek to identify, develop and grow the pool of qualified minority and female candidates for on‐field and baseball operations positions throughout the industry.
Cincinnati Reds to host the 2016 and 2017 RBI World Series
The Cincinnati Reds will host the 2016 and 2017 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series, the international championship tournament of the RBI program, it was announced today in a press conference at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy. The RBI program is the Major League Baseball youth initiative designed to provide young people from underserved and diverse communities with opportunities to play baseball and softball, while also encouraging academic achievement and success, and teaching the value of teamwork and other important life lessons.