MLB Press Releases
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Baltimore's Patton suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Baltimore Orioles pitcher Troy Patton 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.
Fans can register for 2014 MLB All-Star Ticket Strips beginning December 20
Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins today announced that fans can register for the opportunity to purchase ticket strips for 2014 MLB All-Star events beginning tomorrow, Friday, December 20th by visiting allstargame.com or twinsbaseball.com.
MLB reaches agreement with NPB on Revised Posting System
The Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB) announced today that it has agreed to terms with Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) on revised protocols for the posting system shared by the leagues.
Commissioner Selig appoints Dan Halem as EVP, Labor Relations
Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced today that he has appointed Daniel Halem as Executive Vice President, Labor Relations for Major League Baseball, effective immediately. The promotion marks another step in the recent reconfiguration of MLB's management structure.
Boston's David Ortiz Voted 2013 Edgar Martinez Outstanding DH of the Year
Major League Baseball announced today that David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox has been voted the winner of the 2013 Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award.
Seattle's Tim Hevly honored with the 2013 Robert O. Fishel Award
Tim Hevly, the Senior Director of Baseball Information for the Seattle Mariners, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence, presented this evening during the Baseball Winter Meetings.
Commissioner's Statement regarding Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement regarding the elections of Major League Baseball Executive Vice President Joe Torre, Special Assistant to the Commissioner Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Auction benefiting Stand Up To Cancer begins today on MLB.com
For the second consecutive year, Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs have organized a Winter Meetings charity auction that includes once-in-a-lifetime experiences and unique items to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).
The Baseball Assistance Team creates "Commissioner Bud Selig Leadership Award"
The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) announced today that it has created the "Commissioner Bud Selig Leadership Award," which will be presented each year at the "Going to Bat for B.A.T."