Washington Nationals pitcher A.J. Cole has received a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the area of the head of Jung Ho Kang of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the bottom of the third inning of Sunday afternoon's game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
Due to the tragic death of Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández, today's game between the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park has been cancelled. Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement:
Former All-Star outfielder Torii Hunter will host the Urban Youth Foundation Celebrity Golf Invitational on November 14th at the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles. Baseball Legends and an array of celebrities from the worlds of sport, film and television are scheduled to attend. The fundraising event is in support of the MLB Youth Academy in Compton, California, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016. The Academy provides free, year-round baseball and softball instruction to young people from communities, particularly those that are underserved, within the greater Los Angeles area.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Jose Ramirez has received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of batter Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins in the top of the seventh inning of Wednesday night's game at Turner Field. Joe Garagiola Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.
Major League Baseball today announced its master 2017 regular season schedule, which will begin on Sunday, April 2nd, when the Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks host the San Francisco Giants (game times to be determined).
The thirty Club nominees for the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual player award from Major League Baseball, were announced today. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.
Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez has been voted the Budweiser Presents American League Player of the Month and Rookie of the Month for August. Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber has been voted the American League Pitcher of the Month.
Third baseman Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks of the Cubs and second baseman-outfielder Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals have been voted the Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month, National League Pitcher of the Month and National League Rookie of the Month, respectively.