MLB Press Releases
Sixteen 2015 All-Stars Among Finalists for the 2015 Hank Aaron Award
Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media announced that fans can vote for the 2015 Hank Aaron Award exclusively online at MLB.com and the 30 Club sites. Combined, the nominees have been named All-Stars 90 times, including 16 2015 All-Stars.
Kris Bryant has MLB's most popular player jersey of 2015
Kris Bryant, the Chicago Cubs All-Star rookie third baseman, has the most popular player jersey in all of Major League Baseball for the 2015 season. The 23-year-old Bryant, who made his Major League debut on April 17, becomes the first rookie and youngest player ever to lead this list since MLB and the MLBPA began releasing jerseys sales rankings in 2010. The Cubs, who begin Postseason play Wednesday night against the Pirates in the National League Wild Card Game, are also represented on the list by All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo (#8). The list is based on sales of Majestic jerseys from MLB.com/shop, the official online shop of Major League Baseball, since Opening Day 2015.
Start time announced for potential tiebreaker game on Monday
Major League Baseball today announced the start time for a potential Tiebreaker Game to be played on Monday, October 5th. Following Sunday's scheduled close to the regular season, a potential Tiebreaker game would be broadcast exclusively by ESPN at 3:35 p.m. (ET).
New York's Robles disciplined
New York Mets pitcher Hansel Robles has received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Cameron Rupp of the Philadelphia Phillies, with warnings in place for both teams, in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Wednesday, September 30th game at Citizens Bank Park.
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.
Kevin Pillar of the Toronto Blue Jays named American League Player of the Week
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending September 27th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs named National League Player of the Week
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta has been named National League Player of the Week for the week of September 21st-27th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Falken Tires becomes Official Tire of Major League Baseball
Falken Tires Corporation and Major League Baseball (MLB) announced today a multi-year integrated marketing agreement, designating Falken Tires as the Official Tire of Major League Baseball. The new partnership represents a strategic expansion of Falken's sports sponsorship program, marking the company's first deal with a professional sports league after enjoying significant success in motorsports marketing for 30 years.
Major League Baseball statement
Major League Baseball issued the following statement today: