Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith has received an eight-game suspension for having a foreign substance on his arm during the bottom of the seventh inning of his Club's Thursday, May 21st game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Joe Garagiola Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.
Majestic Athletic, makers of the official on-field uniform of Major League Baseball, in partnership with MLB and its 30 Clubs, today officially announced Jersey Day celebrations in every Major League city.
Slugger Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending May 17th, marking his second consecutive weekly honor. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Next week, Major League Baseball will launch a T-Mobile All-Star FanFest Scavenger Hunt in Cincinnati beginning Monday, the 18th through Friday, the 22nd giving fans the chance to win a Golden Ticket package to T-Mobile All-Star FanFest, which will take place from July 10th to the 14th at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for making contact with Umpire Chris Conroy following the top of the third inning of the Club's Wednesday, May 6th game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending May 3rd. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Major League Baseball today announced the winners of the 2015 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and who demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease. Winners selected to represent each of the 30 MLB Clubs will be recognized on-field at Major League ballparks on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10th, or on an alternative date for clubs that are away.
Major League Baseball today released the updated current leaders of the "Franchise Four" campaign, which allows fans to vote for the most impactful players who best represent each Major League franchise and several other significant categories in the sport's history. The winners of the month-long period of fan voting on MLB.com/FranchiseFour will be announced during pregame ceremonies before Baseball's 86th All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on FOX.
Major League Baseball (MLB) umpires will offer up more than 300 items that include priceless autographed sports memorabilia, one-of-a-kind VIP experiences and ticket packages during its 7th Annual UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction.