MLB Press Releases
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the respective passings of Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, who was 25, and former Major League infielder Andy Marte, who was 33.
MLB announces game times for 2017 regular season schedule
Major League Baseball today announced the game times for its master 2017 regular season schedule, which will begin on April 2nd when the Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees at 1:10 p.m. (ET) on ESPN. ESPN will continue its expanded Opening Day coverage with the San Francisco Giants at the Arizona Diamondbacks at 4:10 p.m. (ET)/1:10 p.m. (MT) on ESPN2, followed by "Sunday Night Baseball" on ESPN, featuring the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the World Champion Chicago Cubs at 8:35 p.m. (ET)/7:35 p.m. (CT). The final day of the 2017 regular season, which features 12 divisional match-ups, is scheduled for Sunday, October 1st. For the third consecutive year, all games played on the final scheduled day of the regular season will begin at 3:00 p.m. (ET).
Six Minor League players suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that six Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
MLB announces 2017 Spring Training schedule
The 2017 Spring Training exhibition schedule will begin on Wednesday, February 22nd as the Arizona Diamondbacks host Grand Canyon University at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Arizona, Major League Baseball announced today.
2017 Breaking Barriers: educational program to be available in Spanish
Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life, the educational program and essay contest developed by Major League Baseball, Scholastic and Sharon Robinson -- daughter of Jackie Robinson, MLB Educational Programming Consultant, author, and founder of the Breaking Barriers program -- is available in both English and Spanish for the first time in the program's 21-year history.
Inaugural 'Dream Series' to provide exposure and development for HS players
Major League Baseball and USA Baseball today announced the inaugural 'DREAM SERIES,' a special event to provide exposure and development opportunities for a diverse group of high school baseball pitchers and catchers from around the United States. The 'DREAM SERIES' is the first event in a chain of diversity-focused amateur development camps in 2017, joining the returning 'Breakthrough Series' and 'Elite Development Invitational,' which are all primarily designed to serve minority high school players throughout the country. The camps, which are free for all participants, are hosted by Major League Baseball and various partners, including USA Baseball, USA Softball and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA).