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MLB Press Releases

  • MLB announces pace of play initiatives for 2018 season

    Major League Baseball today announced rule changes for the 2018 championship season designed to improve the pace of play. After receiving substantial input from the Major League Baseball Players Association and Club personnel, MLB's Competition and Playing Rules Committees recommended that Commissioner Rob Manfred proceed with a rule change limiting the number of mound visits in a game and a rule designed to reduce the time required for inning breaks and pitching changes. The Commissioner has decided to defer the implementation of a pitch timer and a between-batter timer in 2018 in order to provide players with an opportunity to speed up the game without the use of those timers.

  • Two Minor League players suspended

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

  • Snapple and Major League Baseball launch official partnership

    Snapple and Major League Baseball (MLB) announced today a new partnership, with Snapple becoming the Official Tea and Juice Drink of MLB beginning with the 2018 season. The two-year partnership supplies Snapple with marketing and activation rights across MLB special events including All-Star Week, the Postseason and World Series, as well as other key moments during the season. As part of the sponsorship, Snapple and MLB will be releasing a new, baseball themed product that will be offered for a limited time. Dozens of "Snapple Facts" about Baseball will also be placed underneath bottle caps and Fanatics, MLB's Official E-Commerce Partner, will create a special merchandise offer to be found on select Snapple products.

  • Four Minor League players suspended

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

  • Scotts & MLB to refurbish 8 youth fields as part of special grant program

    The Scotts Company LLC (Scotts) and Major League Baseball are continuing to refurbish youth baseball and softball fields around the country with eight more communities around the U.S. scheduled to receive renovations in 2018.

  • Two Minor League players suspended

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

  • Washington's Read suspended

    The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Washington Nationals catcher Raudy Read has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

  • Youth initiatives, historical awareness key efforts during Black History Month

    Key youth-related initiatives will be a central focus for Major League Baseball during Black History Month, with efforts, including those by MLB Clubs, touching down in multiple cities throughout the country. Activities launch with two Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life visits by Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, and continue with a collegiate baseball tournament designed to promote Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) along with several initiatives that celebrate the contributions of African-Americans to baseball and build toward a positive future, on and off the field.

  • Major League Baseball statement

    Major League Baseball issued the following statement today in response to the comments made by MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark:

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