The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Chicago Cubs Minor League right-handed pitcher Tanner Griggs has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Amphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
The winners of the inaugural Esurance MLB Awards were revealed tonight during the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards Show, hosted by Brian Kenny and Dan Plesac, on MLB Network and MLB.com. Bryce Harper and Jake Arrieta each won two awards with Harper bringing home top honors as Best Major Leaguer and Best Everyday Player, while Arrieta was recognized as Best Starting Pitcher and Best Breakout Player.
Finalists for the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards have been named with winners in 18 categories to be revealed tonight during The 2015 Esurance MLB Awards Show, a multi-platform special on MLB Network and MLB.com at 8 p.m. Eastern. In addition, winners in four categories will be announced today across MLB's digital platforms and social media channels leading into the special. The 2015 Esurance MLB Awards are an expanded awards program that recognizes Major League players, baseball fans and memorable moments in unique categories. The Awards are not limited by league affiliation and take Postseason play into consideration.
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Beginning on Friday, every holiday purchase at the MLB.com/shop for five days will include, for the first time ever, a special limited edition holiday subscription to MLB.TV Premium, the internet's most widely distributed live streaming service.
MLBAM, the content technology development and multi-platform distribution company, released today its first-ever Live Digital Data Ratings (LDDR) study as a definitive recap of how baseball fans utilized its digital products to consume live Major League Baseball games during the 2015 season. This analysis of consumer usage shows baseball fans continue to embrace multi-platform access to live games on their personal digital devices.
MLB.com At Bat for iPhone and iPad, designed, built and distributed by the award-winning mobile developer MLBAM, has been updated to support the release of iOS 9 and among other features included its latest fan-friendly feature for watching baseball video - Picture-in-Picture streaming for iPad.
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The Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) today announced the top three finalists in the American League and National League for the 2015 BBWAA Awards in a special telecast on MLB Network. The complete list of finalists and the dates for each award announcement are:
With the 2015 World Series in the history books, MLB Network's live offseason programming will begin this week and feature exclusive coverage of several end-of-season awards throughout the month of November.
MLB Network will exclusively televise Game Two of the American League Division Series featuring the Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays with Bob Costas, Jim Kaat, Harold Reynolds and Ken Rosenthal on the call this Friday, October 9 at 12:30 p.m. ET, live from Rogers Centre. The telecast will be available across the U.S. exclusively on MLB Network, including in the Rangers' home TV territory. Local channel listings are available at www.FindMLBNetwork.com.
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