MLB Press Releases
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Boston's Ortiz Disciplined
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for making contact with Umpire John Tumpane during the bottom of the fifth inning of the Club's Sunday, April 19th game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park.
First "Franchise Four" balloting results announced
Major League Baseball today released the current leaders of the "Franchise Four" campaign, which allows fans to vote for the most impactful players who best represent each Major League franchise and several other significant categories in the sport's history.
Kansas City's Herrera, Ventura Disciplined
Kansas City Royals pitchers Kelvin Herrera and Yordano Ventura have received discipline for their roles in on-field incidents during the Club's weekend series against the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium.
Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners named American League Player of the Week
Seattle Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending April 19th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals named NL Player of the Week
Third baseman Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals has been named National League Player of the Week for the week of April 13th-19th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Braves Pitcher McKirahan suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Atlanta Braves left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Chris Park Elevated to Lead MLB International
Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Tony Petitti today announced the expansion of the duties of Chris Park, who will lead the day-to-day business of MLB International and will now serve as Senior Vice President of Growth, Strategy & International.
McHale Named Special Assistant to the Commissioner
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that he has appointed John McHale, Jr. as Special Assistant to the Commissioner.
Yankees Minor Leaguer Rodriguez suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Yankees Minor League right-handed pitcher Wilking Rodriguez has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Furosemide, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.