MLB Press Releases
Friday, March 27, 2015
Seattle's Rollins suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Seattle Mariners left-handed pitcher David Rollins has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Fall Out Boy to perform at Wrigley Field as part of MLB Opening Night on April 5
Major League Baseball today announced Chicago-born, award-winning rock band Fall Out Boy will headline MLB Opening Night's first-ever live musical performance as part of the pre-game festivities at Wrigley Field on Sunday, April 5.
Free agent Minor Leaguer Brown suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that free agent Minor League catcher Dusty Brown has received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Yankees Minor Leaguer Cedeno Suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Yankees Minor League right-handed pitcher Moises Cedeno has received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Clenbuterol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
MLB announces promotions, hiring of Park
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that Major League Baseball has promoted executives Kathleen Torres, Mike Mellis, Lara Pitaro Wisch, Steven Gonzalez and Bernadette McDonald, and has hired Chris Park as Senior Vice President, Growth and Strategy.
MLB appoints Tony Reagins as SVP, Youth Programs
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that he has appointed Tony Reagins to serve as Major League Baseball's Senior Vice President for Youth Programs, a new role in which the longtime baseball executive will oversee the league's expanded focus on youth baseball participation.
Robert D. Manfred Jr. to throw ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day
The Washington Nationals today announced that Robert D. Manfred Jr., the tenth Commissioner of Baseball, will throw the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day at Nationals Park on Monday, April 6. This will be Commissioner Manfred's first Opening Day appearance and Major League ceremonial first pitch since he took office in January.
Dodgers to host the Mariners in the 2015 Civil Rights Game
Major League Baseball today announced that the Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Seattle Mariners at Dodger Stadium in the 2015 Civil Rights Game on Jackie Robinson Day, Wednesday, April 15th.
MLB's New Stadium Operations Practices Take Effect for 2015
As previously announced, Major League Baseball's Stadium Operations Practices for the 2015 regular season require each Club to develop and implement mandatory metal detection screening of all fans prior to entry to each Major League ballpark. Many Major League Clubs already began such a program throughout the 2013 and 2014 seasons.