MLB Press Releases
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
DISH Now Offering MLB EXTRA INNINGS
DISH Network L.L.C., Major League Baseball (MLB) and MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) have reached a wide-ranging multi-year agreement that includes the launch of MLB EXTRA INNINGS on DISH, including authenticated access to the #1 LIVE streaming sports service, MLB.TV. The deal also sets the stage for in-market streaming of MLB games in the future. DISH and MLB Network also reached a multi-year renewal agreement for continued carriage of MLB Network and MLB Network Strike Zone, including digital rights for those channels on DISHAnywhere.com and via the DISH AnywhereTM app.
Players, Managers and Coaches Pledge Record $2.64 Million to B.A.T.
More than 1,400 players, coaches and managers from all 30 MLB Clubs have collectively pledged a record donation of $2,643,195 to the Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) during the organization's 13th annual Spring Training Fundraising Tour to raise money for members of the Baseball Family in need of assistance.
Seattle's Rollins suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Seattle Mariners left-handed pitcher David Rollins has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Fall Out Boy to perform at Wrigley Field as part of MLB Opening Night on April 5
Major League Baseball today announced Chicago-born, award-winning rock band Fall Out Boy will headline MLB Opening Night's first-ever live musical performance as part of the pre-game festivities at Wrigley Field on Sunday, April 5.
Free agent Minor Leaguer Brown suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that free agent Minor League catcher Dusty Brown has received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Yankees Minor Leaguer Cedeno Suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Yankees Minor League right-handed pitcher Moises Cedeno has received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Clenbuterol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
MLB announces promotions, hiring of Park
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that Major League Baseball has promoted executives Kathleen Torres, Mike Mellis, Lara Pitaro Wisch, Steven Gonzalez and Bernadette McDonald, and has hired Chris Park as Senior Vice President, Growth and Strategy.
MLB appoints Tony Reagins as SVP, Youth Programs
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that he has appointed Tony Reagins to serve as Major League Baseball's Senior Vice President for Youth Programs, a new role in which the longtime baseball executive will oversee the league's expanded focus on youth baseball participation.
Robert D. Manfred Jr. to throw ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day
The Washington Nationals today announced that Robert D. Manfred Jr., the tenth Commissioner of Baseball, will throw the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day at Nationals Park on Monday, April 6. This will be Commissioner Manfred's first Opening Day appearance and Major League ceremonial first pitch since he took office in January.