MLB Press Releases
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Results of MLB's Competitive Balance Lottery announced
Major League Baseball announced today the results of the third annual Competitive Balance Lottery, which will impact the order of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. The drawing was conducted earlier this afternoon at Major League Baseball's New York offices and the results were first announced on MLB Network.
San Diego's Maybin suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has received a 25-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Jason Kipnis of the Indians named the American League Player of the Week
Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending July 20th.
Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs named National League Player of the Week
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending July 20th.
2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game posts big numbers
The 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and its surrounding festivities posted big numbers as fans consumed the event and connected with the best baseball players in the world in countless ways. As the action on the field resumes today, following are some of the highlights.
Special "All-Star Edition" of "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave" airs Sunday
You saw Giancarlo Stanton hit a 510 foot blast during the Gillette Home Run Derby, but did you know who he was wearing on the red carpet the next day? You saw Derek Jeter play in his final All-Star Game this week, but did you know he used to hang out with Fat Joe? The crew from "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave" has you covered, as they left New York this week to hit up Minneapolis and cover the MLB All-Star Week festivities, MTV style.
Free Agent Minor Leaguer Adams Suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that free agent Minor League second baseman Ryan Adams has received a 100-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
$465,000 raised for charity through Gillette Home Run Derby
With 82 total home runs hit during the competition (including 11 FlexBall home runs worth $10,000 each), Gillette and Major League Baseball combined to raise $465,000 to charity.
2014 MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Program presented by Scotts National Champions crowned
The National Champions of the 2014 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition presented by Scotts were crowned Monday, July 14 at Target Field in Minneapolis as part of Gatorade All-Star Workout Day.