MLB Press Releases
Friday, August 22, 2014
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.
Corey Dickerson of the Colorado Rockies named the NL Player of the Week
Colorado Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending August 17th.
Chris Carter of the Houston Astros named the American League Player of the Week
Houston Astros designated hitter Chris Carter has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending August 17th.
RBI Santo Domingo wins 2014 RBI softball championship
A team from the Dominican Republic claimed the softball championship at the 22nd annual Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series.
Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities World Series Softball Championship
Players from Houston Astros RBI and RBI Santo Domingo will take the field tomorrow, August 17 at 12:00 pm ET at Pioneer Field at Texas Woman's University in the Softball Championship Game of the 22nd annual Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series.
Free Agent Minor Leaguer Almonte Suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that free agent Minor League right-handed pitcher Francisco Almonte has received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.