Major League Baseball announced today that Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre has denied the formal protest filed by the Los Angeles Angels regarding their Wednesday, July 27th game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a partnership between New York State, Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association and Harlem RBI to create a youth baseball and softball academy at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx. The academy will immediately serve at least 1,500 youth at Roberto Clemente State Park, tripling the number currently participating in the park's baseball programs. The renovated baseball and softball facility will be funded by $6.5 million in state funding, $4 million from Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, and $750,000 from New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez, and will be renamed the MLB Youth Academy at Roberto Clemente State Park.
Baseball's annual batting championships have been named in honor of Hall of Famers Tony Gwynn and Rod Carew, Major League Baseball announced during pregame festivities for the 87th All-Star Game, played at Petco Park in San Diego. The players who earn the highest batting averages in each League will now be known as the "Tony Gwynn National League Batting Champion" and the "Rod Carew American League Batting Champion," paying homage to two of the most accomplished hitters of the modern era. Carew participated in tonight's ceremonies in San Diego, while the late Gwynn was represented by his family.
Earlier today, the 2016 All-Star Game managers, Ned Yost of the American League and Terry Collins of the National League, announced their starting lineups for Baseball's 87th Midsummer Classic, to be played on Tuesday at Petco Park in San Diego.
Halfway through his 20th and final season, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz's jersey returns to the top spot as the most popular to date in 2016, leading the semi-annual list that this year features 13 2016 MLB All-Stars.
Commissioner Manfred will make brief opening remarks and answer e-mailed and audience questions from fans in attendance at MLB All-Star FanFest. Fans may submit questions for the Commissioner to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the official brackets unveiled, it's time to analyze the matchups and make predictions as to which of the eight T-Mobile Home Run Derby participants will survive the bracket and take this year's title.
American League All-Star manager Ned Yost of the Kansas City Royals announced today his selection of Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez to the AL All-Star roster as a replacement for Boston Red Sox reliever Craig Kimbrel, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
MLB All-Star Week includes the MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Petco Park (July 12th), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 11th), All-Star Sunday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 10th), All-Star FanFest at the San Diego Convention Center (July 8th-12th), plus a lineup of additional events taking place around the city.
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that free agent catcher Cody Stanley has received a 162-game suspension without pay after testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
As announced during a special Final Vote-edition of MLB Now on MLB Network and MLB.com, Michael Saunders of the Toronto Blue Jays and Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants were chosen by fans as the winners of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote. Saunders and Belt earned the final two AL and NL All-Star Team roster spots through online voting on MLB.com, the individual Club sites and Twitter, where custom player hashtags counted during the final six hours of voting today.
National League All-Star manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets announced today his selection of Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer to the active NL All-Star roster as a replacement for his teammate, Stephen Strasburg, who will not pitch in Tuesday's All-Star Game.
Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp has received a one-game suspension for intentionally throwing his bat in the direction of home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn, which struck Reyburn on the foot, after the conclusion of the top of the fifth inning of Thursday night's game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Joe Garagiola, Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.
National League All-Star manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets announced today his selection of Mets pitcher Bartolo Colón to the NL All-Star roster as a replacement for San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who is scheduled to start for the Giants on Sunday.
Mike Winters, a 27th-year Major League Umpire, will call balls and strikes and will serve as Crew Chief at Baseball's 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on Tuesday, July 12th at Petco Park in San Diego.
With a very strong push last night, San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has moved himself back into first place in what has become a wild National League race of fan balloting in the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote (#FinalVote), held exclusively on MLB.com and the individual Club sites. Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders (#VoteCaptainCanada) is vying to hold his lead in the American League from start to finish.
Major League Baseball today announced the hiring of Ileana Peña as Senior Director, Business Communications. The longtime PR professional will begin in her new role during MLB All-Star Week in San Diego.
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte (#VOTEMARTE) has made a move to first place in the National League race after nearly two full days of fan balloting in the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote (#FinalVote), held exclusively on MLB.com and the individual Club sites.
National League All-Star manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets announced today his selection of St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz to the NL All-Star roster as a replacement for his teammate, infielder Matt Carpenter.
American League All-Star manager Ned Yost of the Kansas City Royals announced today his selection of Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber to the AL All-Star roster as a replacement for Toronto Blue Jays righty Marco Estrada, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder and Canada native Michael Saunders (#VoteCaptainCanada) and San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (#VoteBelt) are the day one leaders in the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote (#FinalVote), held exclusively on MLB.com and the individual Club sites.
Major League Baseball and the San Diego Padres today released the 2016 All-Star Week community initiatives schedule, including local legacy projects that will be unveiled throughout the week, starting from Thursday, July 7th and lasting through Tuesday, July 12th - the day of the 87th MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Petco Park. The schedule also includes visits by special young fans that are receiving an All-Star experience through Make-A-Wish, MLB's Breaking Barriers program and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Fall Out Boy, Rachel Platten, Empire of the Sun, Andra Day, Akon and more are joining Gwen Stefani, OneRepublic and Tori Kelly as performers during MLB All-Star Week in San Diego leading up to the 87th MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Petco Park on Tuesday, July 12th. Fall Out Boy, Empire of the Sun, Akon and Michael Franti will perform as part of the Pepsi All-Star Music Series, which also includes the previously announced Budweiser All-Star Concerts with headliners Gwen Stefani, OneRepublic and Tori Kelly, plus special guests Eve, NEEDTOBREATHE and All Time Low, respectively. DJ Vice, DJ Irie and DJ Eric D-Lux will also be featured at public and private events around the city.
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, Major League Baseball's leading vote-getter, and Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who led the National League in voting, will be among the starters in the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, to be played on Tuesday, July 12th at Petco Park in San Diego. The 2016 American League and National League All-Star starters were unveiled earlier this evening during the "2016 Esurance All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN.
Pitchers and reserves have been named to the American League and National League All-Star Teams, as announced today by Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association and All-Star Game managers Ned Yost of the AL and Terry Collins of the NL. The 2016 AL and NL All-Star rosters were unveiled earlier this evening during the "2016 Esurance All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN.
American and National League All-Star Team managers Ned Yost and Terry Collins, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, announced the candidates for the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote (#FinalVote), which is held exclusively on MLB.com and the individual Club sites.
In seven games last week, Espinosa led the Majors with 17 RBI and was tied for the Major League lead with five home runs. The 29-year-old also led the NL in slugging with a 1.077 mark and ranked among League leaders with 28 total bases (T-1st), eight runs scored (T-2nd), 11 hits (T-2nd), a .423 batting average (7th) and a .516 on-base percentage (7th).
Morales batted .577 (15-for-26) with six runs scored, three doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI over six games to claim his third career AL Player of the Week Award, last winning with the Los Angeles Angels on April 25, 2010. Kendrys paced the Majors in batting average, hits and total bases (30).
Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter/first baseman Edwin Encarnacion has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for making contact with Umpire Vic Carapazza in the bottom of the first inning of the Club's Friday, July 1st game against the Cleveland Indians at Rogers Centre. Joe Garagiola, Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.
Wil Myers of the San Diego Padres, Jon Lester of the Chicago Cubs, and Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers have been voted Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month, National League Pitcher of the Month, and National League Rookie of the Month, respectively.