MLB Press Releases
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Marlins Minor Leaguer Arias Suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Miami Marlins Minor League right-handed pitcher Juan Arias has received a 50-game suspension.
MLB and Mets announce city-wide ticket hunt to celebrate All-Star Week Events
Baseball enthusiasts will have an opportunity to take to the New York City streets and compete in a race of the feet and mind to win tickets to All-Star Week events during the T-Mobile® All-Star FanFest Ticket Hunt. The T-Mobile All-Star FanFest Ticket Hunt will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, May 18 when a series of clues will be released one-by-one through the All-Star Game Twitter account (@AllStarGame) and the Mets Twitter account (@Mets). Each clue will lead fans to five locations throughout Manhattan.
Twins to host 2013 RBI World Series
For the third consecutive year, the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series will be hosted by the Minnesota Twins.
Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays Named the American League Player of the Week
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending May 12th.
Jean Segura of the Milwaukee Brewers Named National League Player of the Week
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending May 12th.
Angels-Astros Umpires Disciplined
Umpire Fieldin Culbreth, the crew chief in Thursday night's game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, has received a two-game suspension and a fine for the misapplication of Official Baseball Rule 3.05(b) in the top of the seventh inning, Major League Baseball announced today.
Reds minor leaguer Tuttle suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Cincinnati Reds Minor League right-handed pitcher Daniel Tuttle has received a 100-game suspension without pay after a third violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse.
MLB introduces new Rawlings ball with pink stitching for games on Mother's Day
For the first time ever, MLB will introduce a new Rawlings baseball with pink stitching and graphics as the official game ball for contests on Mother's Day, May 12th.
Major League Baseball Statement
Major League Baseball Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre issued the following statement regarding the instant replay review in the top of the ninth inning of the Oakland Athletics-Cleveland Indians game at Progressive Field.