MLB Press Releases
Friday, July 11, 2014
Morneau, Donaldson to compete in 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.