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MLB Press Releases

  • MLB, clubs to commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month on Sept. 2

    Major League Baseball has launched a league-wide effort to raise childhood cancer awareness by dedicating a special "Childhood Cancer Awareness Day" at all MLB ballparks on Friday, September 2nd. In partnership with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), MLB has encouraged Clubs to support this new initiative in commemoration of childhood cancer awareness month through a variety of special activations. All Major League players, coaches, umpires and grounds crew members will wear gold ribbon decals and wristbands to further promote awareness for childhood cancer, which is the leading cause of death by disease in children aged 15 and under in the United States. In Canada, more than 1,500 children will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Every year, an estimated 250,000 new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide.

  • MLB and MLBPA donate $250,000 to support Louisiana flood victims

    Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association today announced they are joining together to contribute $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that have affected parts of Louisiana.

  • Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera named National League Player of the Week

    New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has been named National League Player of the Week for August 22nd-28th, 2016.

  • Yankees' Gary Sanchez named American League Player of the Week

    New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez has repeated as the American League Player of the Week for the period ending August 28th, becoming the first rookie in Major League history to win consecutive Player of the Week awards.

  • Managers, rosters and schedule announced for the Brooklyn, N.Y. WBC qualifier

    World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) today announced the managers, rosters and game schedule for the Brooklyn, New York WBC Qualifier, which will be played September 22nd-25th at MCU Park, home of the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League. The Qualifier will feature the national teams of Brazil, Great Britain, Israel and Pakistan. The winner of the Qualifier will advance to compete in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the fourth installment of the tournament featuring many of the world's greatest players. Earlier this year, teams from Australia, Colombia and Mexico advanced to the 2017 WBC after winning the previous three Qualifiers.

  • Four Minor League Players Suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that four Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • MLB, MLBPA Commit to Growing the Game in Puerto Rico

    Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) remain jointly committed to the growth of the game domestically and internationally.

  • Postseason begins Oct. 4 with AL Wild Card Game; NL Wild Card Game on Oct. 5

    Major League Baseball today announced the schedule for the 2016 Postseason, which is set to open with the American League Wild Card Game on TBS on Tuesday, October 4th.

  • Yankees' Gary Sanchez named American League Player of the Week

    New York Yankees rookie catcher Gary Sanchez has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending August 21st.

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