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  • 4/28/2016 | Trevor Hoffman and Dave Winfield Named 2016 MLB All-Star Spokespeople

    San Diego Padres legends Trevor Hoffman and Dave Winfield have been selected as official spokespeople of the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, it was announced today.

  • 4/28/2016 | Twins Minor Leaguer Rodriguez Suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Minnesota Twins Minor League outfielder Reynaldo Rodriguez has received an 80-game suspension without pay following a positive test for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 4/25/2016 | 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.

  • 4/25/2016 | Houston Astros' Colby Rasmus named American League Player of the Week

    Houston Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending April 24th.

  • 4/25/2016 | Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs named National League Player of the Week

    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, who threw his second career no-hitter on Thursday, has been named National League Player of the Week for the week of April 18th-24th.

  • 4/25/2016 | Padres and Major League Baseball announce 2016 All-Star Legacy initiative

    Major League Baseball and the San Diego Padres today announced the 2016 All-Star Legacy initiative, which consists of community improvement projects designed to leave a lasting impact throughout Greater San Diego and, for the first time in All-Star history, internationally in Mexico.

  • 4/24/2016 | MLB, Padres mark start of All-Star balloting for 2016 Midsummer Classic

    Major League Baseball today marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, which will be held on Tuesday, July 12th at Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres.

  • 4/22/2016 | MLB Suspends Colabello

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 4/22/2016 | Annual Online Auction Hosted by MLB Umpires for Umps Care Charities Underway

    Major League Baseball umpires will offer up more than 300 items that include priceless autographed sports memorabilia, one-of-a-kind VIP experiences and ticket packages during its 8th Annual UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction.

  • 4/21/2016 | MasterCard and Major League Baseball extend, expand partnership

    The two organizations have come together to deliver extraordinary consumer experiences for nearly 20 years dating back to the first Priceless ad spot in 1997 featuring a father and son at the ballpark that aired during the World Series.

  • 4/18/2016 | 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.

  • 4/18/2016 | Rockies' Arenado, Nationals' Harper named NL Co-Players of the Week

    Third baseman Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies and outfielder Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals have been named National League Co-Players of the Week for the week ending April 17.

  • 4/18/2016 | Astros' Altuve, Orioles' Trumbo named AL Co-Players of the Week

    Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and Baltimore Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending April 17.

  • 4/18/2016 | MLB, Scholastic announce winners of 2016 "Breaking Barriers" essay contest

    Major League Baseball and Scholastic today announced that Kendal Young, a 5th-grade student from Spring Lake, Michigan, and Sadie Chamberlain, an 8th-grade student from West Burke, Vermont, were selected as Grand Prize winners of the 2016 "Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life" Essay Contest, which garnered more than 17,000 essays from students around the United States and Canada.

  • 4/15/2016 | Jim Leyland to Manage Team USA in 2017 World Baseball Classic

    USA Baseball announced Friday that Jim Leyland has been named the manager of Team USA for the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

  • 4/14/2016 | 2016 Jackie Robinson Day activities and details

    To commemorate the 69th anniversary of the legendary Hall of Famer breaking baseball's color barrier in 1947, all players and on-field personnel will wear Number 42, and all MLB clubs will host pre-game ceremonies, including the Los Angeles Dodgers who will host Rachel and Sharon Robinson, the wife and daughter of Jackie Robinson.

  • 4/14/2016 | Philadelphia's Stumpf's suspended

    The suspension of Stumpf is effective immediately.

  • 4/13/2016 | MLB unveils 2016 special event uniforms

    Major League Baseball today unveiled its complete lineup of special event uniforms for the 2016 Championship Season. For the first time MLB Clubs will celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day in specially designed uniforms. As in previous years, uniform designs were also created to recognize Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. In addition, new looks will be featured during the All-Star events in San Diego with special caps worn during the All-Star Game and new uniforms for Gatorade All-Star Workout Day which includes the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. MLB, Majestic and New Era worked together to create the new designs.

  • 4/12/2016 | 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.

  • 4/12/2016 | MLB expands philanthropic commitment to the Jackie Robinson Foundation

    As the baseball world prepares for Jackie Robinson Day, the 13th annual MLB celebration of Jackie Robinson's enduring legacy, Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) announced today that MLB has increased its financial commitment to the Foundation and that the two organizations will expand their programmatic partnership beginning this year. MLB will greatly enhance its longstanding philanthropic support by funding 30 four-year JRF scholarships - one for each of the 30 MLB Clubs and by contributing $1 million to the Foundation'sJackie Robinson Museum project. Additionally, MLB and JRF will engage JRF Scholars to mentor young people in MLB's youth and community partnership programs, including Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI), MLB Urban Youth Academies and MLB-supported Boys & Girls Clubs of America programs. JRF Scholars will mentor participants in these various youth programs, encouraging their young mentees to embrace educational opportunities and joining them in extra-curricular activities, such as attending MLB games with the League's support.

  • 4/11/2016 | Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story named National League Player of the Week

    Following his historic debut week in the Majors, rookie shortstop Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies has been named National League Player of the Week for the week of April 4th-10th.

  • 4/11/2016 | Houston Astros' Tyler White named American League Player of the Week

    Houston Astros first baseman Tyler White has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending April 10.

  • 4/6/2016 | Parkes Resigns to Pursue New Opportunities

    Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. today announced that Chief Marketing Officer Jacqueline Parkes has notified him that, after 21 years of service to MLB and its 30 Clubs, she is resigning to pursue new opportunities, effective May 1st.

  • 4/4/2016 | Opening Day rosters feature 238 players born outside the U.S.

    Two-hundred and thirty-eight players on 2016 Opening Day 25-man rosters and inactive lists were born outside the 50 United States, Major League Baseball announced today.

  • 4/1/2016 | Free agent Teagarden suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner announced today that free agent catcher Taylor Teagarden has received an 80-game suspension without pay as a result of his violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension of Teagarden will be effective Opening Day of the 2016 Championship Season.

  • 4/1/2016 | 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.

  • 4/1/2016 | MLB, all 30 clubs to raise autism awareness during 2016 season

    MLB and all 30 clubs will promote autism awareness during the 2016 Championship Season in partnership with Autism Speaks.

  • 4/1/2016 | MLB completes 16 international broadcast agreements for 2016

    Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced renewed broadcast agreements with 16 rightsholders from around the world including Dentsu (Japan), MBC Sports+ (Korea) and Televisa (Mexico). MLB has also reached new deals ahead of the 2016 season with Telemicro in the Dominican Republic and Ole Communications in Venezuela to carry MLB programming and games.