The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League third baseman Johan De Jesus has received a 72-game suspension without pay following a positive test for a metabolite of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending September 21st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending September 21st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
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Tomorrow will mark 12 years since MLB.TV debuted via a postage-stamp sized media player as the New York Yankees hosted the Texas Rangers in a live video streaming event that would make digital media history. MLB.TV has rounded the bases a few times since, including delivery of HD streaming a remarkable five years ago, and has become the most widely distributed and #1 sports streaming service. The longest-running service of its kind has continued to deliver for its loyal subscribers with new innovations every season, a key reason why nearly a quarter of its current subscribers have owned the product for at least the past six years - half of MLB.TV's lifespan.
Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, who played 11 seasons for the Minnesota Twins and won the 2008 Home Run Derby, and Oakland Athletics All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson have been selected as their respective League's final participants for the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby. The announcement was made earlier this evening on ESPN's "SportsCenter" by Derby captains Jose Bautista of the American League and Troy Tulowitzki of the National League.
The creative campaigns are over. Twitter voting ended in a furious rally. And at the end of the four-day online voting program, it is Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox and Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs who were chosen by fans as the winners of the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian.
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As part of MLB Network's live game schedule for the last week of the 2014 regular season, Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Tom Verducci will call Derek Jeter's final regular season home game when the New York Yankees host the AL East division champion Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. ET, live from Yankee Stadium.
Ten pennant chase games will be featured across six days on MLB Network from September 15 - 20.
With less than five weeks left in the regular season, MLB Network will feature a Labor Day prime time showdown and key matchups with Postseason implications in its live game schedule from September 1 - 14.
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