MLB Press Releases
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Philadelphia Phillies Minor Leaguer Watson Suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Philadelphia Phillies Minor League right-handed pitcher Shane Watson 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.
MLB pays tribute to Derek Jeter in new television & print ads
As New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter nears the end of his career, Major League Baseball is celebrating the legacy he will leave behind.
Umpire West disciplined
Major League Baseball announced today that Umpire Joe West has been suspended for one game without pay for grabbing the jersey of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon during the Club's Sunday, September 14 game against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.
Toronto's Stroman Disciplined
Pitcher Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays has received a six-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Caleb Joseph of the Baltimore Orioles in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Monday, September 15th game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Nominees for the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet
Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of MLB, today announced the names of the thirty 2014 Club nominees for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet.
Philadelphia's Papelbon disciplined
Pitcher Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelphia Phillies has received a seven-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his actions following the top of the ninth inning of the Sunday, September 14th game against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers named National League Player of the Week
Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending September 14th.
Jon Lester of the Oakland Athletics named the American League Player of the Week
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending September 14th.
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement today regarding the passing of former Milwaukee Braves first baseman Frank Torre, who was 82.