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  • 7/29/2014 | Major League Baseball Statement regarding the Los Angeles Dodgers

    Major League Baseball issued the following statement today.

  • 7/28/2014 | Milwaukee's Delmonico suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Milwaukee Brewers Minor League third baseman Nick Delmonico has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 7/28/2014 | Steve Cishek and Jacob deGrom named Co-National League Players of the Week

    Miami Marlins reliever Steve Cishek and New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom have been named co-National League Players of the Week for the period ending July 27th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 7/28/2014 | Carlos Santana of the Indians named the AL Player of the Week

    Cleveland Indians infielder and designated hitter Carlos Santana has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending July 27th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 7/23/2014 | Results of MLB's Competitive Balance Lottery announced

    Major League Baseball announced today the results of the third annual Competitive Balance Lottery, which will impact the order of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. The drawing was conducted earlier this afternoon at Major League Baseball's New York offices and the results were first announced on MLB Network.

  • 7/23/2014 | San Diego's Maybin suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin 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.

  • 7/21/2014 | Jason Kipnis of the Indians named the American League Player of the Week

    Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending July 20th.

  • 7/21/2014 | Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs named National League Player of the Week

    Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending July 20th.

  • 7/18/2014 | 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game posts big numbers

    The 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and its surrounding festivities posted big numbers as fans consumed the event and connected with the best baseball players in the world in countless ways. As the action on the field resumes today, following are some of the highlights.

  • 7/18/2014 | Special "All-Star Edition" of "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave" airs Sunday

    You saw Giancarlo Stanton hit a 510 foot blast during the Gillette Home Run Derby, but did you know who he was wearing on the red carpet the next day? You saw Derek Jeter play in his final All-Star Game this week, but did you know he used to hang out with Fat Joe? The crew from "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave" has you covered, as they left New York this week to hit up Minneapolis and cover the MLB All-Star Week festivities, MTV style.

  • 7/17/2014 | Free Agent Minor Leaguer Adams Suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that free agent Minor League second baseman Ryan Adams has received a 100-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 7/15/2014 | $465,000 raised for charity through Gillette Home Run Derby

    With 82 total home runs hit during the competition (including 11 FlexBall home runs worth $10,000 each), Gillette and Major League Baseball combined to raise $465,000 to charity.

  • 7/14/2014 | 2014 MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Program presented by Scotts National Champions crowned

    The National Champions of the 2014 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition presented by Scotts were crowned Monday, July 14 at Target Field in Minneapolis as part of Gatorade All-Star Workout Day.

  • 7/14/2014 | Watch the Stars on Main Street at Hall of Fame Parade of Legends July 26

    Main Street in Cooperstown features the top smiles-per-mile rate in the baseball world. But when the Hall of Fame Parade of Legends hits town, that rate increases to record levels - thanks to the fans cheering their heroes and the Hall of Famers grinning right back at them.

  • 7/14/2014 | Starting lineups for the 85th Midsummer Classic announced

    Earlier today the 2014 All-Star Game managers, Mike Matheny of the National League and John Farrell of the American League, announced their starting lineups for Major League Baseball's 85th Midsummer Classic, to be played on Tuesday at Target Field.

  • 7/14/2014 | "October Writes Itself" Postseason marketing campaign debuts at All-Star Game

    As the battle for home-field advantage in the World Series unfolds during tomorrow night's MLB All-Star Game on FOX, the race for October becomes top of mind for baseball fans everywhere.

  • 7/12/2014 | Fernando Rodney named to American League All-Star team

    Fernando Rodney named to American League All-Star team

  • 7/12/2014 | Simon, Clippard added to National League All-Star team

    National League All-Star manager Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that right-handers Alfredo Simon of the Cincinnati Reds and Tyler Clippard of the Washington Nationals have been added to the N.L.'s active roster for the 85th All-Star Game.

  • 7/12/2014 | Street, Hudson added to National League All-star Team

    National League All-Star manager Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that right-handers Huston Street of the San Diego Padres and Tim Hudson of the San Francisco Giants have been added to the N.L.'s active roster for the 85th All-Star Game.

  • 7/12/2014 | Twins Legends to throw 2014 All-Star Game and Home Run Derby first pitches

    National League All-Star manager Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that right-handers Huston Street of the San Diego Padres and Tim Hudson of the San Francisco Giants have been added to the N.L.'s active roster for the 85th All-Star Game.

  • 7/12/2014 | Henderson Alvarez Named to National League All-Star Team

    National League All-Star manager Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez will replace Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals on the N.L.'s active roster for the 85th All-Star Game.

  • 7/11/2014 | Kinsler named to AL All-Star squad, replacing teammate Victor Martinez

    American League All-Star manager John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler will replace teammate Victor Martinez on the A.L.'s active roster for the 85th All-Star Game.

  • 7/11/2014 | Miguel Montero named to National League All-Star Team

    National League All-Star manager Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero will replace Yadier Molina of the Cardinals on the N.L.'s active roster for the 85th All-Star Game. In addition, Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy will replace the fan-elected Molina as the Senior Circuit's starting backstop as a result of his standing on the N.L. Player Ballot.

  • 7/11/2014 | 2014 MLB All-Star Week environmental initiatives

    As part of Major League Baseball's ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship, MLB is again partnering with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to help ensure that the 2014 MLB All-Star Week incorporates environmentally intelligent features.

  • 7/11/2014 | Updated rosters for Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game

    Updated rosters for the 2014 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played on Sunday, July 13th at Target Field, were officially announced today by Major League Baseball.

  • 7/11/2014 | Food Items at 2014 All Star Game

    Delaware North Sportservice, the food and retail provider at Target Field, and the Minnesota Twins are introducing four new food items for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Events.

  • 7/11/2014 | MLB All-Stars and Legends parade

    MLB All-Stars from the Minnesota Twins and every other Major League Baseball team will travel through the streets of Minneapolis in Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Silverado and Camaro vehicles prior to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 15 in the tenth annual MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet.

  • 7/10/2014 | Erick Aybar named to American League All-Star team

    American League All-Star manager John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim shortstop Erick Aybar will replace outfielder Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals on the A.L.'s active roster for the 85th All-Star Game.

  • 7/10/2014 | MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party adds to MLB All-Star Week festivities

    A new interactive event will help fans in Minneapolis next week gear up for the MLB All-Star Week events at Target Field, as MLB and Pepsi today announced the debut of the MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party.

  • 7/10/2014 | Jeter & young All-Stars top list of most popular MLB player jerseys

    Heading into his 14th and final All-Star Game appearance, Derek Jeter remains atop the list of most popular MLB player jerseys, closely followed by some of the biggest names in the game as well as the young stars who are leading the next generation.

  • 7/9/2014 | Koji Uehara named to American League All-Star team

    American League All-Star manager John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara will replace Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees on the A.L.'s active roster for the 85th All-Star Game.

  • 7/9/2014 | MLB and law enforcement groups form coalitions to protect fans

    Major League Baseball and federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are collaborating to crack down on the production and sale of counterfeit merchandise and tickets during MLB All-Star Week.

  • 7/9/2014 | All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Update #2

    With two days of online voting in the All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian (#FinalVote) now in the books, early leaders Justin Morneau of the Colorado Rockies and Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox continue to maintain their respective slight advantages with tomorrow's Twitter vote on the horizon.

  • 7/8/2014 | Participants for the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby announced

    Eight of the 10 participants for the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby were announced earlier this evening on ESPN's "SportsCenter" by Derby captains Jose Bautista of the American League and Troy Tulowitzki of the National League.

  • 7/8/2014 | Umpires, Official Scorers Announced For 2014 All-Star Game

    Gary Cederstrom, a crew chief in his 21st year of Major League service, will call balls and strikes and will lead the crew assigned to the 85th Midsummer Classic on Tuesday, July 15th at Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins, Major League Baseball announced today.

  • 7/8/2014 | MLB, Target, Time Inc.'s 'People' Announce 30 "All-Star Teachers" Winners

    Major League Baseball, Target Corp (NYSE: TGT) and PEOPLE today announced the 30 winners in the "Target Presents PEOPLE All-Star Teachers" campaign, which celebrates remarkable current and retired teachers who make an impact on the lives of their students and communities.

  • 7/7/2014 | Mariners Third Baseman Kyle Seager Named to American League All-Star Team

    American League All-Star manager John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager will replace Edwin Encarnacion of the Toronto Blue Jays on the A.L.'s active roster for the 85th All-Star Game.

  • 7/7/2014 | Idina Menzel to sing National Anthem prior to the MLB All-Star Game

    Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel will sing the U.S. National Anthem and conduct a special on-field performance as part of the pre-game ceremony honoring the 30 winners in the "Target presents PEOPLE All-Star Teachers" program prior to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, which airs on July 15th on FOX.

  • 7/7/2014 | Baseball legends and MLB mascots to join fans at The Color Run MLB All-Star 5k

    Hall of Famers Juan Marichal and Dave Winfield along with former Twins Scott Erickson and Doug Mientkiewicz will be in attendance at The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike on Sunday, July 13 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.

  • 7/7/2014 | All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote update #1

    Club alliances have formalized. T-shirts have been printed. Voting parties are scheduled. Teammates are campaigning. All collectively setting the stage for a wild, and always unpredictable, three-day dash to the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian (#FinalVote) as tens of millions of online votes will be added to the more than 15 million already cast. Voting is held exclusively on MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, and the individual Club websites.

  • 7/7/2014 | Oakland's Powell Suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Oakland Athletics Minor League outfielder Herschel "Boog" Powell has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 7/7/2014 | Jayson Werth named National League Player of the Week

    Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending July 6th.

  • 7/7/2014 | Adam Jones and Steve Pearce named the American League Co-Players of the Week

    Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones and infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending July 6th.

  • 7/7/2014 | MLB and the Minnesota Twins Announce 2014 All-Star Week Community Schedule

    Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins today announced the 2014 All-Star Week community event schedule, which consists of projects that will be unveiled throughout MLB All-Star Week, from Wednesday, July 9th through Tuesday, July 15th - the day of the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field.

  • 7/6/2014 | 2014 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Experian Now Underway

    American and National League All-Star Team managers John Farrell and Mike Matheny, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, announced the candidates for the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian (#FinalVote), which is held exclusively on MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, and the individual Club websites.

  • 7/6/2014 | 2014 All-Star Game Rosters announced

    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 John Farrell of the A.L. and Mike Matheny of the N.L.. The 2014 A.L. and N.L. All-Star rosters were unveiled earlier this evening during the "Taco Bell™ All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN.

  • 7/6/2014 | 2014 All-Star Game Starters Announced

    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, Major League Baseball's leading vote-getter for the second time in four seasons (also 2011), and Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who led the National League in voting, will be among the starters in the 85th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 15th at Target Field in Minnesota.

  • 7/4/2014 | Quinn Wolcott Appointed to Umpiring Staff; 28-Year Umpire Gary Darling Retires

    Major League Baseball announced today that Quinn Wolcott has been named to the full-time Major League Umpiring staff.

  • 7/3/2014 | New York Yankees Minor Leaguer Aceves suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Yankees Minor League right-handed pitcher Alfredo Aceves 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.

  • 7/2/2014 | Billy Hamilton voted National League Rookie of the Month for June

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton has been voted the National League Rookie of the Month for June.

  • 7/2/2014 | Jose Abreu named the American League Rookie of the Month for June

    Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been voted American League Rookie of the Month for June.

  • 7/2/2014 | Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw voted N.L. Pitcher of the Month for June

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher and three-time All-Star Clayton Kershaw has been voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for the month of June.

  • 7/2/2014 | Mariners' Felix Hernandez named the A.L. Pitcher of the Month for June

    Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has been voted American League Pitcher of the Month for June.

  • 7/2/2014 | Mike Trout named the American League Player of the Month for June

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim center fielder Mike Trout has been voted the Budweiser Presents American League Player of the Month for June.

  • 7/2/2014 | Andrew McCutchen voted the Budweiser presents NL Player of the Month for June

    Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen has been voted Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month for June.

  • 7/2/2014 | MLB & New Era Unveil 2014 All-Star Game Cap Collection

    Major League Baseball and New Era, the official on-field cap of MLB, today unveiled a unique cap collection for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.

  • 7/1/2014 | MLB launches Thirty Base Tour and auction to benefit RBI

    MLB has officially launched an auction for a first-of-its-kind initiative called the Thirty Base Tour, a 110-day journey for a set of three custom bases that will be used during games in all 30 Major League ballparks and authenticated every step of the way.

  • 7/1/2014 | McCutchen takes outfield lead in final National League balloting update

    Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, the reigning National League Most Valuable Player, has taken over the top outfield spot in the final balloting update for the 85th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 15th at Target Field in Minnesota.

  • 7/1/2014 | Big Papi in the House on "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave"

    Big Papi is in the house as David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox - the Executive Producer of "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave" - joins hosts Sway and Chris Distefano in studio at the MLB Fan Cave for an action-packed episode, airing tonight at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2.

  • 7/1/2014 | Participating teams announced for the 2014 All-Star Jr. RBI Classic

    Major League Baseball today announced the participating Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) teams, consisting of more than one hundred young baseball and softball players, playing in the sixth annual Jr. RBI Classic, a friendly, round-robin tournament held each year during MLB All-Star Week. The event provides the kids (ages 11-12 from Jr. RBI playing divisions) with the opportunity to participate in MLB All-Star Week events and other off-field experiences, including rooming on a college campus, community service and meeting current and former Major Leaguers. The tournament will be played from July 10th to July 14th on fields throughout St. Paul and Minneapolis, the host city of the 85th MLB All-Star Game, which will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive MLB All-Star Week coverage.