MLB Press Releases
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Houston's Alaniz Suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Houston Astros Minor League right-handed pitcher Ruben Alaniz has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
MLB Denies Protest by Rays
Major League Baseball announced today that Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre has denied the formal protest filed by the Tampa Bay Rays.
Trevor Plouffe and Danny Santana named the AL Co-Players of the Week
Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe and center fielder Danny Santana have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending August 24th.
Nolan Arenado named NL Player of the Week
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has been named National League Player of the Week for the week ending August 24th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
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.
MLB, Cincinnati Reds open the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy
Major League Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds have officially opened the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy, a state-of-the-art baseball and softball training facility that will provide free, year-round instruction and educational and vocational programs to Greater Cincinnati youth ages seven to 18.
Jose Altuve and Dexter Fowler In-Studio on "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave"
Houston Astros stars Jose Altuve and Dexter Fowler are in-studio on this week's "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave," which covers the hottest topics in and around the game this week including all the MLB stars participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Little League sensation Mo'ne Davis, the Nationals' string of walk-off victories and everything in between. The episode airs this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT, 10:00 a.m. CT on MTV2.
Giants' protest upheld
Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday that Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre has upheld a protest filed by the San Francisco Giants regarding the calling of their rain-shortened game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night.
Cano, Jones, Puig, Pujols to participate in All-star Series 2014
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today that MLB All-Stars Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners, Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles, Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will be among the group of accomplished Major Leaguers who will travel to Japan this November to play a five-game series against "Samurai Japan" (Japan's National Team) in "All-Star Series 2014." The MLB All-Stars will be led by Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, who led the Rangers to back-to-back American League pennants in 2010 and 2011.