MLB Press Releases
MLB umpires to host 9th annual online auction
For Umps Care Charities Friday, April 21 - Monday, May 1.
Kris Bryant tops MLB's most popular player jersey list
Six young stars debut; Trout extends streak of Top 10 appearances.
MLB Celebrates 'Earth Day' by Highlighting Variety of Sustainability Efforts
Major League Baseball is celebrating 'Earth Day' (Saturday, April 22nd) by highlighting a variety of league-wide sustainability efforts activated by the Commissioner's Office, MLB Network, MLB Advanced Media and MLB Clubs. Key initiatives include 'Green Team' activations during MLB All-Star Week in Miami, front office volunteer efforts, a partnership with 'FOX Sports University' & DePaul University, and those operated by MLB Clubs.
Pittsburgh's Starling Marte suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance.
Marcell Ozuna of the Miami Marlins named National League Player of the Week
Miami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending April 16th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
James Paxton of the Seattle Mariners named American League Player of the Week
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending April 16th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Philadelphia's Garcia suspended
The suspension of Garcia, a 40-man roster player who is currently on option to Double-A Reading of the Eastern League, is effective immediately.
MLB and Scotts to complete 6 youth field refurbishments across the U.S. In 2017
Major League Baseball and The Scotts Company LLC (Scotts) today announced plans to continue their youth-focused field refurbishment program for the second consecutive year, to bring the total number of baseball and softball fields affected by this initiative to 12 by the end of the 2017 Championship Season. As part of MLB's PLAY BALL initiative, the long-time partners began this initiative early in the 2016 season and renovated six baseball and softball fields for boys and girls over the course of the baseball season. MLB and Scotts begin the 2017 season targeting one field refurbishment each month from March through August.
MLB announces promotions of Marinak, Park, Seeley and Sword
Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that Major League Baseball has promoted executives Chris Marinak, Chris Park, Bryan Seeley and Morgan Sword.