MLB Press Releases
2015 postseason shares announced
Fall Classic share averages $370,069.03 for World Series champion Royals.
Cubs Minor Leaguer Griggs suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Chicago Cubs Minor League right-handed pitcher Tanner Griggs 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.
Winners of 2015 Esurance MLB Awards announced
The winners of the inaugural Esurance MLB Awards were revealed tonight during the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards Show, hosted by Brian Kenny and Dan Plesac, on MLB Network and MLB.com. Bryce Harper and Jake Arrieta each won two awards with Harper bringing home top honors as Best Major Leaguer and Best Everyday Player, while Arrieta was recognized as Best Starting Pitcher and Best Breakout Player.
Finalists announced for the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards
Finalists for the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards have been named with winners in 18 categories to be revealed tonight during The 2015 Esurance MLB Awards Show, a multi-platform special on MLB Network and MLB.com at 8 p.m. Eastern. In addition, winners in four categories will be announced today across MLB's digital platforms and social media channels leading into the special. The 2015 Esurance MLB Awards are an expanded awards program that recognizes Major League players, baseball fans and memorable moments in unique categories. The Awards are not limited by league affiliation and take Postseason play into consideration.
Pirates, Marlins to Play Two-Game Series in Puerto Rico in 2016
The Pittsburgh Pirates, the franchise of the late Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, will meet the Miami Marlins in a two-game series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 30th-31st, 2016, Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today during the quarterly owners meetings. The latter date of the series will also feature the celebration of Major League Baseball's league-wide Roberto Clemente Day.
New York Mets named 2015 Major League Baseball "Club Retailer of the Year"
The New York Mets have been named the 2015 Major League Baseball "Club Retailer of the Year" for their commitment to driving merchandise sales through creative marketing and merchandising efforts. Ten years after the debut of the award, the Mets have become only the second Club to be named Retailer of the Year more than once, having won the award in 2006. The Seattle Mariners won the inaugural award in 2005 and last year.
Rangers, MLB, MLBPA, Mercy Street to build Urban Youth Academy in Dallas
The Texas Rangers and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and Dallas-based Mercy Street today jointly announced plans to build the Texas Rangers MLB Urban Youth Academy in West Dallas. The project was announced at a press conference attended by Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr.; Texas Rangers Co-Chairman Ray Davis; Neil Leibman (Chairman, Texas Rangers Ownership Committee; Chairman, Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation); MLBPA Senior Adviser to the Executive Director Omar Minaya; Rangers Pitcher and Member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation Derek Holland; Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star Pitcher and Dallas native Clayton Kershaw; and Mercy Street Founder & Executive Director Trey Hill.
Giants Minor Leaguer Relaford suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that San Francisco Giants Minor League shortstop Travious Relaford 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.
Fans can register for 2016 All-Star ticket strips starting Monday
Major League Baseball and the San Diego Padres today announced that fans can register for the opportunity to purchase full ticket strips for 2016 MLB All-Star events beginning today by visiting allstargame.com or padres.com.