MLB Press Releases
Friday, March 7, 2014
The annual Breakthrough Series to expand significantly in 2014
Major League Baseball and USA Baseball announced today that the annual Breakthrough Series, which exposes a diverse group of some of the top high school baseball players in the country to professional scouts and collegiate recruiters, is expanding in 2014 to four regional locations and will showcase approximately 200 players, the most in the event's history.
MLB.TV subscribers to have new access to live stream World Series 2014
For the first time since MLB.TV debuted in 2002, its subscribers will have access to live stream every game of the World Series through the #1 streaming sports service, available via the MLB.com At Bat app and more than 400 connected devices
Giants Minor Leaguer Jones suspended
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that San Francisco Giants Minor League second baseman Ryan Jones has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Robin Roberts named keynote speaker for the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon
Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America," will be the keynote speaker at the Beacon Awards Luncheon, where Dr. Maya Angelou, Berry Gordy and Jim Brown will be honored, as part of the series of events for the 2014 Civil Rights Game, co-hosted by the Houston Astros.
2014 Astros single game tickets on sale Monday, March 3
HOUSTON, TX-- Single game tickets for the Houston Astros 2014 regular season go on sale Monday, March 3 at 10 a.m. Fans can also purchase season tickets, group tickets and reserve nightly suite rentals, which are available now. These offers provide great value for the best seats and biggest games. Catch the most exciting games of the season- including Opening Day vs. the New York Yankees on April 1- with the Big Game 7-Game Ticket Package, which starts at $167. To purchase tickets and for information on pricing, call 1-877-9ASTROS or visit www.astros.com/tickets.
Major League Baseball statement on Arizona Senate Bill 1062
Major League Baseball issued the following statement today regarding Arizona Senate Bill 1062: "As the sport of Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs stand united behind the principles of respect, inclusion and acceptance. Those values are fundamental to our game's diverse players, employees and fans. We welcome individuals of different sexual orientations, races, religions, genders and national origins.
"Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave"
MTV2 and MLB today announced that hip hop icons Sway and Fat Joe, as well as "Girl Code" and "Guy Code" stars Chris Distefano and Melanie Iglesias, will host "Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave," a new series premiering in April on MTV2.
Opening Series Sydney to be telecast on MLB Network
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today that MLB Network has been selected as the national telecast partner in the United States for the MLB Opening Series Sydney between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers.
MLB, MLBPA Adopt Experimental Rule 7.13 On Home Plate Collisions
Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) have officially negotiated the addition of Rule 7.13, covering collisions at home plate, on an experimental basis for the 2014 season, the parties jointly announced today.