Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that he has appointed John McHale, Jr. as Special Assistant to the Commissioner.
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Yankees Minor League right-handed pitcher Wilking Rodriguez has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Furosemide, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
First baseman Adrian Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Dodgers was named National League Player of the Week for
the week ending April 12th.
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MLBAM today announced it delivered a record-setting 60 million live and on-demand video streams to baseball fans on Opening Day, consumed across MLB.com, MLB.TV, MLB.com At Bat and MLB.com-controlled social media channels on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
MLBAM today announced the MLB.com At Bat mobile app reached the five-million download mark on Saturday, its earliest point in its eight-year history.
In preparation for the first pitch of the season, MLBAM has made available the Opening Day updates for its mobile apps to its millions of fans - MLB.com At Bat, MLB.com Ballpark and MLB.com Home Run Derby. Each update currently is available.
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MLB Network today announced that it will debut its first-ever regular season morning show, MLB Central, on Opening Day, Monday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Hosted by Matt Vasgersian, Mark DeRosa and Lauren Shehadi, MLB Central will be the first program to originate from MLB Network's new, state-of-the-art Studio 21, named in honor of Hall of Famer and humanitarian Roberto Clemente.
MLB Network Presents will premiere its final installment of the offseason on Tuesday, February 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET with The Story of Billy Bean, a one-hour documentary hosted by Bob Costas about former outfielder Billy Bean's experience as one of just two Major League Baseball players - current or former - to publicly come out as gay.
Exclusive interviews and inside access with newly elected Baseball Hall of Famers Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz will be featured in Hall of Fame Pitchers: Smoltz & Pedro, the fourth installment of MLB Network Presents, on Tuesday, February 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
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