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Press Releases

MLB Press Releases

Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna has accepted a suspension without pay through August 4, 2018 for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. The unpaid suspension of Osuna is retroactive to May 8, 2018 and covers 75 games. Osuna has agreed not to appeal the discipline. Consistent with the terms of the Policy, Osuna will participate in a confidential and comprehensive evaluation and treatment program supervised by the Joint Policy Board.

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that three Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced that more than 300 Mayors from all 50 United States and Puerto Rico will host youth-focused, baseball & softball events in their communities through August 2018 as part of the PLAY BALL SUMMER joint effort.

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MLB.com Press Releases

R.B.I. Baseball 17, developed by MLBAM and featuring Los Angeles Dodgers 23-year-old All-Star shortstop Corey Seager on its U.S. and global covers, is set this summer to release a new version of the Major League Baseball video game for Nintendo Switch.

R.B.I. Baseball 17, developed by MLBAM with Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager featured on its U.S. and global covers - is available for smartphones, tablets and next generation consoles beginning today.

MLB.TV, the longest-running and most successful live streaming sports product, is available for the 2017 MLB season beginning today with nearly two dozen interactive features for its millions of subscribers to access and interact with live MLB games on any of the more than 400 supported devices.

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MLB Network Press Releases

As next Thursday, March 29, will mark the first time since 1968 that every team across Major League Baseball begins their season on the same date, MLB Network will provide 17 hours of live Opening Day coverage beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET, including analysis, breakdowns and highlights of all 30 clubs.

With just 44 days until Opening Day, MLB Network today released its comprehensive schedule for 2018 Spring Training presented by Camping World, featuring nearly 200 games starting next Friday, February 23 with the 2017 World Series champion Houston Astros against the Washington Nationals live at 1:00 p.m. ET.

The results of the 2018 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot will be announced exclusively on MLB Network, MLB.com and MLB's official Facebook page on Wednesday, January 24 live at 6:00 p.m. ET, part of a five-hour announcement show beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET. As the home of the Hall of Fame election announcement since 2009, MLB Network's program will exclusively feature National Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson revealing the results, as well as the first interviews with the electees.

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