The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Mets Minor League second baseman L.J. Mazzilli 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.
Major League Baseball Commissioner-Elect Rob Manfred today announced that he has given the sport's longtime leader, Allan H. (Bud) Selig, the title of Commissioner Emeritus, which will be effective on January 25th, when he officially retires as Commissioner. As Commissioner Emeritus, Selig will be available to advise Manfred and to assist with special projects as Manfred begins his term as Commissioner.
The Nexen Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization have informed Major League Baseball that they have accepted the highest bid for the negotiating rights to 27-year-old shortstop Jung Ho Kang, it was announced today. The highest bid in the posting process was submitted by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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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.
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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From a crew of umpires calling a remarkable seven-game World Series to a renowned player who thrived in pressure-filled moments, MLB Network will premiere two new documentaries this week that bring viewers behind the scenes of some of baseball's biggest stages with the debuts of The Third Team: All-Access 2014 World Series this Friday, December 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET and MLB Productions' Derek Jeter: 2 Witness an Icon tomorrow, December 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
MLB Network today announced that longtime baseball executive and current network EVP Rob McGlarry was named president of MLB Network, reporting to MLB President of Business and Media Bob Bowman effective immediately.
The Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) Awards, which have honored the best players and must-see moments following each of the past 12 seasons, will be announced exclusively on MLB Network and MLB.com during a show hosted by Greg Amsinger, former Major Leaguer Bill Ripken and former Major League general manager Jim Duquette on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
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