MLB Press Releases
Five Minor League players suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that five Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Four HBCUs to compete in Urban Invitational at New Orleans MLB Youth Academy
Four Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) will compete at the New Orleans MLB Youth Academy (MLBYA) in the 10th annual Urban Invitational, which is being hosted in New Orleans for the fourth consecutive year from Friday, February 17th to Sunday, February 19th.
Major League Baseball mourns the passing of Tigers owner Michael Ilitch
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement this evening regarding the passing of the owner of the Detroit Tigers since 1992, Michael Ilitch, who was 87.
Rules announced for the 2017 World Baseball Classic
World Baseball Classic, Inc. today announced the rules and rule modifications for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, which will begin on Monday, March 6th when Korea hosts Israel at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. Final rosters for each of the 16 participating countries will be unveiled tomorrow evening at 6:00 p.m. (ET) on MLB Network.
Commissioner's statement regarding Chris Correa
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the statement made by former St. Louis Cardinals employee Chris Correa.
Youth initiatives will be a central focus for MLB during Black History Month
Key youth-related initiatives will be a central focus for Major League Baseball during Black History Month, with efforts, including those by MLB Clubs, touching down in multiple cities throughout the country. Activities launch with two Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life visits by Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, and continue with a collegiate baseball tournament designed to promote Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) along with several initiatives that celebrate the contributions of African-Americans to our sport and build toward a positive future on and off the field.
Commissioner issues decision in Cardinals-Astros arbitration
Major League Baseball announced today that it has completed its investigation regarding the illegal breach of the Houston Astros' baseball operations database by a former baseball operations employee of the St. Louis Cardinals, Christopher Correa. The findings of the review, which was conducted by MLB's Department of Investigations, were submitted to Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr.
MLB awards 2019 All-Star Game to the Cleveland Indians
Cleveland will host Midsummer Classic for sixth time, first since '97. It will be the 90th edition of the All-Star Game, the oldest event of its kind.
Jennie Finch named youth softball ambassador for Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball has named former Olympic Gold Medalist, Women's College World Series Champion and professional softball pitcher Jennie Finch as a Youth Softball Ambassador. Finch will support Major League Baseball's Youth Programs with initiatives and strategies that are designed to grow softball at the amateur and youth levels. In addition to her duties as an ambassador of softball, she will also support an effort to promote girl's baseball.