MLB Press Releases
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
MLB reaches agreement with NPB on Revised Posting System
The Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB) announced today that it has agreed to terms with Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) on revised protocols for the posting system shared by the leagues.
Commissioner Selig appoints Dan Halem as EVP, Labor Relations
Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced today that he has appointed Daniel Halem as Executive Vice President, Labor Relations for Major League Baseball, effective immediately. The promotion marks another step in the recent reconfiguration of MLB's management structure.
Boston's David Ortiz Voted 2013 Edgar Martinez Outstanding DH of the Year
Major League Baseball announced today that David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox has been voted the winner of the 2013 Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award.
Seattle's Tim Hevly honored with the 2013 Robert O. Fishel Award
Tim Hevly, the Senior Director of Baseball Information for the Seattle Mariners, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence, presented this evening during the Baseball Winter Meetings.
Commissioner's Statement regarding Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement regarding the elections of Major League Baseball Executive Vice President Joe Torre, Special Assistant to the Commissioner Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Auction benefiting Stand Up To Cancer begins today on MLB.com
For the second consecutive year, Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs have organized a Winter Meetings charity auction that includes once-in-a-lifetime experiences and unique items to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).
The Baseball Assistance Team creates "Commissioner Bud Selig Leadership Award"
The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) announced today that it has created the "Commissioner Bud Selig Leadership Award," which will be presented each year at the "Going to Bat for B.A.T."
Yankees Minor Leaguer Baker Suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Yankees Minor League catcher Ryan Baker has received a 50-game suspension without pay for refusing to take an off-season drug test, a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Independent program administrator issues annual report
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association today released the annual public report from the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program's Independent Program Administrator.