MLB Press Releases
Jake Lamb Named National League Player of the Week
Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending May 21st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
J.D. Martinez Named American League Player of the Week
Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending May 21st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Minor League Baseball Becomes Official Partner of 'PLAY BALL' Initiative
Major League Baseball today announced that Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) has become an official partner of the 'PLAY BALL' initiative, the sport's largest collective effort to encourage young people to participate in baseball- or softball-related activities.
Commissioner Announces Reconstituted Competition Committee
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. today announced the composition of a reconstituted Competition Committee, which is charged with studying all aspects of the game and advising the Commissioner and Club Owners on on-field matters.
Baseball & Softball Combine to Become Most Participated Team Sports in U.S.
With nearly 25 million participants, baseball and softball combined to rank as the most participated team sports in the United States in 2016 according to the annual report produced by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), Major League Baseball announced today.
MLB announces two All-Star Week fan events in Miami
Major League Baseball today announced details for two All-Star Week fan events: the first-ever Electric Run MLB All-Star 5K, Presented by Nike, and the first-ever MLB All-Star Zumba® experience, both taking place at Miami's Bayfront Park. Fans can register now for both events here.
Three Minor League players suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that three Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
MLB to host free 1-day umpire camp May 20 at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque
Major League Baseball will host a free, one-day umpire camp at Isotopes Park, home of the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, on Saturday, May 20th. Staff for the event will include many accomplished former MLB Umpires, current MLB Supervisors and Observers, as well as Minor League Baseball Umpires.
Alex Wood of the Dodgers named National League Player of the Week
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending May 15th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.