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  • 6/29/2016 | Major League Baseball All-Stars to parade through streets of San Diego

    The 2016 MLB All-Star teams will travel through the streets of San Diego in red, white, or blue Chevrolet Silverado and Colorado vehicles on Tuesday, July 12 in the 12th annual MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet. MLB Network will televise the event at 4 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Pacific with a simulcast on MLB.com.

  • 6/28/2016 | SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game rosters announced

    Rosters for the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at 7:00 p.m. (ET)/4:00 p.m. (PT) on Sunday, July 10th at Petco Park in San Diego, were announced by Major League Baseball earlier today on MLB Network's "The Rundown."

  • 6/27/2016 | Close races remain with four days left to vote for 2016 All-Star starters

    With just four days remaining in the voting period, several close races remain in the final balloting update for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, it was announced earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 6/27/2016 | Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies named NL Player of the Week

    Outfielder Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending June 26th.

  • 6/27/2016 | Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros named AL Player of the Week

    Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending June 26th.

  • 6/27/2016 | 'Play Ball Park' in San Diego headlines 2016 All-Star Week youth activity

    Major League Baseball today announced the inaugural "PLAY BALL Park" to headline youth activity during 2016 MLB All-Star Week in San Diego.

  • 6/23/2016 | Seattle's Powell suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Seattle Mariners 40-man roster outfielder Herschel "Boog" Powell has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 6/23/2016 | All-Star teams to be unveiled on the Esurance All-Star Selection Show on July 5

    The American League and National League All-Star teams for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard will be unveiled on Tuesday, July 5th at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on the "Esurance All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN.

  • 6/22/2016 | MLB announces call for top fan jerseys

    For the first time ever, Major League Baseball will retire the jersey of one dedicated fan as part of the MLB All-Star Week festivities in San Diego, Friday, July 8th through Tuesday, July 12th. One fan will be selected to have his or her jersey retired in ceremony at MLB All-Star FanFest on Sunday, July 10th, and win an MLB All-Star prize package including round-trip flights and accommodations for two in San Diego, and tickets to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 10th), T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 11th) and the MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Petco Park (July 12th).

  • 6/22/2016 | Close races highlight latest National League All-Star balloting update

    Close races at several positions, including shortstop, third base, second base and catcher, highlight the latest National League fan balloting update for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, it was announced earlier today on MLB Network. The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, which is available exclusively online via MLB.com, Club sites and mobile devices, will be accessible until the voting period ends on Thursday, June 30th at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

  • 6/21/2016 | Red Sox Mookie Betts among OF leaders in latest AL All-Star balloting update

    Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts has moved into third place among American League outfielders in the latest fan balloting update for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, it was announced earlier today on MLB Network. The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, which is available exclusively online via MLB.com, Club sites and mobile devices, will be accessible until the voting period ends on Thursday, June 30th at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The next National League voting update will be announced tomorrow afternoon.

  • 6/20/2016 | Braves' Freddie Freeman named National League Player of the Week

    First baseman Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending June 19th.

  • 6/20/2016 | Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson named American League Player of the Week

    Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending June 19th.

  • 6/20/2016 | MLB announces 2016 All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game participants

    Major League Baseball today announced the first round of participants competing in the MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on July 10th at Petco Park in San Diego including stars from movies, television, music, sports and more, plus Major League legends.

  • 6/17/2016 | Wil Myers Announced As Ambassador For MLB All-Star Week Events

    Padres first baseman Wil Myers has been named ambassador for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Week events in San Diego.

  • 6/16/2016 | MLB and MLBPA announce several advancements in joint youth effort

    Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) today announced several advancements in their joint effort to grow youth baseball and softball throughout the U.S. and Canada.

  • 6/16/2016 | Gwen Stefani, OneRepublic & Tori Kelly headline Budweiser MLB All-Star concerts

    Three Free Ticketed Concerts Take Place at San Diego's Embarcadero Marina Park South on Friday and Saturday, July 8-9. Free Tickets for Fans Available at AllStarGame.com/concerts Beginning June 17th.

  • 6/16/2016 | Philadelphia's Asher suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Alec Asher has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

  • 6/15/2016 | Four Cubs competing for overall NL lead in latest All-Star balloting update

    Four Chicago Cubs teammates - first baseman Anthony Rizzo, third baseman Kris Bryant, outfielder Dexter Fowler and second baseman Ben Zobrist - are within 150,000 votes of one another for the top overall spot in the National League in the latest fan balloting update for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, it was announced earlier today on MLB Network. The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, which is available exclusively online via MLB.com, Club sites and mobile devices, will be accessible until the voting period ends on Thursday, June 30th at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

  • 6/14/2016 | Crowded race for final OF spot highlights latest AL All-Star balloting update

    Four American League outfielders are separated by less than 200,000 votes for the third and final starting assignment in the latest fan balloting update for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, it was announced earlier today on MLB Network. The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, which is available exclusively online via MLB.com, Club sites and mobile devices, will be accessible until the voting period ends on Thursday, June 30th at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The next National League voting update will be announced tomorrow afternoon.

  • 6/13/2016 | Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis named American League Player of the Week

    Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending June 12th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 6/13/2016 | Jon Lester of the Chicago Cubs named National League Player of the Week

    Starting pitcher Jon Lester of the Chicago Cubs has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending June 12th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

  • 6/11/2016 | Major League Baseball Completes 2016 Draft

    Major League Baseball today completed its 2016 Draft, with a total of 1,216 players being chosen in the 40 rounds and two Competitive Balance Lottery rounds.

  • 6/10/2016 | MLB completes second day of 2016 Draft

    Major League Baseball has completed the second day of the 2016 Draft, which was held via conference call today from 1:00 - 6:40 p.m. (ET). In total, 316 players have been selected through the first 10 rounds and two Competitive Balance Lottery rounds.

  • 6/10/2016 | MLB completes first day of 2016 Draft

    Major League Baseball has completed the first day of the 2016 Draft, which aired live on MLB Network and MLB.com this evening from Studio 42 at MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey. In total, 77 players were selected during Round 1, Competitive Balance Lottery Round A, Round 2 and Competitive Balance Lottery Round B.

  • 6/9/2016 | Philadelphia Phillies select Mickey Moniak first overall in 2016 Draft

    The Philadelphia Phillies selected outfielder Mickey Moniak with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Johnny Almaraz, Director of Amateur Scouting, announced tonight.

  • 6/9/2016 | Discipline for Royals-Orioles incident announced

    Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and Baltimore Orioles infielder Manny Machado have been disciplined for the on-field incident that occurred in the bottom of the fifth inning of Tuesday night's game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Major League Baseball announced today. Joe Garagiola, Jr., MLB's Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations, made the announcement.

  • 6/8/2016 | Molina holds slight edge over Posey in latest NL All-Star balloting update

    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina leads San Francisco Giants backstop Buster Posey by a slim margin in the latest National League balloting update for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, it was announced earlier today.

  • 6/8/2016 | Two amateur players to attend 2016 draft

    Two amateur players are scheduled to attend Major League Baseball's 2016 Draft, which will be held on Thursday, June 9th at MLB Network's Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey, it was announced today. The scheduled attendees are New York state pitcher Ian Anderson and Georgia outfielder Will Benson.

  • 6/7/2016 | ASA/USA Softball announces partnership with MLB, USA Baseball on 'PLAY BALL'

    The Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball (NGB) in the United States, is excited to announce their partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) in joining USA Baseball by supporting the "PLAY BALL" initiative (PlayBall.org). The initiative, which was launched in June 2015, encourages widespread participation in all forms of softball and baseball activities among all age groups, especially youth.

  • 6/7/2016 | Jackie Bradley Jr. joins AL leaders in latest All-Star balloting update

    Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has joined the American League leaders in fan balloting for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, it was announced earlier today on MLB Network. The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, which is available exclusively online via MLB.com, Club sites and mobile devices, will be accessible until the voting period ends on Thursday, June 30th at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The next National League voting update will be announced tomorrow afternoon.

  • 6/6/2016 | Rays' Evan Longoria named 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 June 5th.

  • 6/6/2016 | Cardinals' Matt Carpenter named National League Player of the Week

    Third baseman Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending June 5th.

  • 6/3/2016 | Seven Minor League players suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that seven Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 6/3/2016 | Trevor Hoffman, Moises Alou to manage SiriusXM All-Star Futures teams

    San Diego Padres legend Trevor Hoffman and six-time All-Star outfielder Moises Alou will return to the field as managers in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, July 10th at Petco Park in San Diego, it was announced earlier today on MLB Network. Hoffman, who currently works as Senior Advisor of Baseball Operations for the Padres, will manage the U.S. Team, while Alou, who serves as San Diego's Special Assistant of Player Development, will lead the World squad.

  • 6/3/2016 | MLB announces participants of the reformatted All-Star Youth Classic

    Major League Baseball today announced the participating teams of the "All-Star Youth Classic," a friendly, round-robin event consisting of more than 140 young baseball and softball players, ages 11-12, held during All-Star Week. The annual event, formerly known as the "Jr. RBI Classic," has been reformatted and renamed to include teams from various national youth baseball and softball organizations in addition to those from the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program. The event, particularly friendly tournament games, will be held from July 8th through July 11th at the Robb Field Complex at Ocean Beach in San Diego, the host city of the 87th MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard.

  • 6/2/2016 | Nomar Mazara named the American League Rookie of the Month for May

    Texas Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara has been named American League Rookie of the Month for May.

  • 6/2/2016 | Steven Matz voted National League Rookie of the Month for May

    Starting pitcher Steven Matz of the New York Mets has been voted the National League Rookie of the Month for May.

  • 6/2/2016 | Rich Hill named the American League Pitcher of the Month for May

    Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Rich Hill has been voted American League Pitcher of the Month for May.

  • 6/2/2016 | Clayton Kershaw voted National League Pitcher of the Month for May

    Los Angeles Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw has been voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for May.

  • 6/2/2016 | Jackie Bradley Jr. named the Budweiser Presents AL Player of the Month for May

    Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has been voted the Budweiser Presents American League Player of the Month for May.

  • 6/2/2016 | Daniel Murphy named the Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month

    Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy has been voted the Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month for May. Budweiser, the official beer sponsor of Major League Baseball and sponsor for 25 of 30 MLB clubs, is also the presenting sponsor of the American League Player of the Month Award.

  • 6/2/2016 | Prostate Cancer Foundation and MLB to raise awareness and fund research

    The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and Major League Baseball (MLB) are once again teaming up to hit home runs for prostate cancer research and encourage fans to "Keep Dad in the Game" as part of the yearly celebration of Father's Day and annual Home Run Challenge.

  • 6/1/2016 | Cleveland's Byrd suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Cleveland Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd has received a 162-game suspension without pay after testing positive for the growth hormone secretagogue Ipamorelin, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • 6/1/2016 | Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo leads the NL in first All-Star balloting update

    Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo paces the National League in fan balloting for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, it was announced earlier today on MLB Network.