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  • 8/26/2016 | Managers, rosters and schedule announced for the Brooklyn, N.Y. WBC qualifier

    World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) today announced the managers, rosters and game schedule for the Brooklyn, New York WBC Qualifier, which will be played September 22nd-25th at MCU Park, home of the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League. The Qualifier will feature the national teams of Brazil, Great Britain, Israel and Pakistan. The winner of the Qualifier will advance to compete in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the fourth installment of the tournament featuring many of the world's greatest players. Earlier this year, teams from Australia, Colombia and Mexico advanced to the 2017 WBC after winning the previous three Qualifiers.

  • 8/24/2016 | Four Minor League Players Suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that four Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 8/24/2016 | MLB, MLBPA Commit to Growing the Game in Puerto Rico

    Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) remain jointly committed to the growth of the game domestically and internationally.

  • 8/23/2016 | Postseason begins Oct. 4 with AL Wild Card Game; NL Wild Card Game on Oct. 5

    Major League Baseball today announced the schedule for the 2016 Postseason, which is set to open with the American League Wild Card Game on TBS on Tuesday, October 4th.

  • 8/22/2016 | Yankees' Gary Sanchez named American League Player of the Week

    New York Yankees rookie catcher Gary Sanchez has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending August 21st.

  • 8/22/2016 | D-backs' Robbie Ray named National League Player of the Week

    Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending August 21st.

  • 8/19/2016 | 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.

  • 8/19/2016 | Major League Baseball statement

    The Office of the Commissioner has completed its investigation into the statements made by Charlie Sly concerning players Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies and Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals in the Al Jazeera documentary "The Dark Side." This thorough investigation did not find any violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Howard or Zimmerman.

  • 8/17/2016 | MLB Announces 2016 Class of 'RBI for RBI' College Scholarship Recipients

    Major League Baseball Charities (MLB) has awarded college scholarships, each valued at $5,000 per year, to twelve graduating high school seniors who participate in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program, the Major League Baseball youth baseball and softball initiative for young people from underserved communities.

  • 8/16/2016 | 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.

  • 8/16/2016 | Dominican Republic RBI Wins 2016 RBI World Series Softball Championship

    Dominican Republic RBI has won the 2016 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series Softball Championship, earning the country its fourth RBI World Series Softball title and their eighth overall.

  • 8/15/2016 | Indians Minor Leaguer Arias suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Cleveland Indians Minor League left-handed pitcher Skylar Arias has received a 56-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 8/15/2016 | Rockies' Charlie Blackmon named National League Player of the Week

    Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending August 14th.

  • 8/15/2016 | Astros' Carlos Correa named American League Player of the Week

    Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending August 14th.

  • 8/12/2016 | 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.

  • 8/10/2016 | Cubs Minor Leaguer Escanio suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Chicago Cubs Minor League right-handed pitcher Luiz Escanio has received a 144-game suspension without pay after testing positive for a metabolite of Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 8/8/2016 | Giants Minor Leaguer Jones suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that San Francisco Giants Minor League outfielder Chuckie Jones has received a 100-game suspension without pay following a third positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 8/8/2016 | Ichiro, Cubs' Kyle Hendricks named NL Co-Players of the Week

    Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki and Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks have been named National League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending August 7th.

  • 8/8/2016 | Twins' Max Kepler, Joe Mauer named AL Co-Players of the Week

    Teammates Max Kepler and Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending August 7th.

  • 8/8/2016 | Arizona RBI wins 2016 RBI World Series Senior Division championship

    Arizona RBI has won the Senior Baseball Division Championship of the 2016 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series, earning Phoenix its first RBI World Senior championship in the 24-year history of the tournament.

  • 8/8/2016 | Chicago RBI Wins Junior Baseball Division Championship

    Chicago White Sox RBI has won the Junior Baseball Division Championship of the 2016 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series, earning their city's first RBI World Senior championship in the 24-year history of the tournament.

  • 8/7/2016 | Cincinnati to host RBI World Series baseball championships tomorrow

    The teams for the baseball championships of the 2016 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) are set following two rounds of playoffs in Cincinnati, Ohio today.

  • 8/5/2016 | Free agent Minor Leaguer Schierholtz suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that free agent Minor League outfielder Nate Schierholtz has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Ibutamoren, a growth hormone secretagogue and performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 8/4/2016 | Kansas City's Morales disciplined

    Unless appealed, the suspension of Morales is scheduled to be served this afternoon, when the Royals are to conclude their series at Tampa Bay.

  • 8/3/2016 | Tyler Naquin of the Cleveland Indians named AL Rookie of the Month for July

    Naquin batted .348 (24-for-69) with 14 runs scored, five doubles, six home runs, 15 RBI and a stolen base to claim his second consecutive monthly award.

  • 8/3/2016 | Ryan Schimpf of the San Diego Padres voted NL Rookie of the Month for July

    In 24 games last month, the left-handed-hitting slugger led all Major League players with nine home runs and ranked second in slugging with a .705 mark.

  • 8/3/2016 | Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals voted July NL Pitcher of the Month

    The hard-throwing right-hander was tied for first among NL hurlers in wins, tied for fifth in strikeouts, and had the seventh-lowest ERA among qualifying NL pitchers.

  • 8/3/2016 | Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers named AL Pitcher of the Month for July

    The hard-throwing right-hander permitted just 26 hits, limiting opponents to a .171 batting average during his award-winning month.

  • 8/2/2016 | 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.

  • 8/2/2016 | Asian venues, pools for 2017 World Baseball Classic announced

    World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) today announced the Asian venues and pools for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, which will be played at sites around the world in March.

  • 8/1/2016 | Braves' Jim Johnson named National League Player of the Week

    Relief pitcher Jim Johnson of the Atlanta Braves has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending July 31st.

  • 8/1/2016 | Rangers' Mitch Moreland named American League Player of the Week

    Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending July 31st.