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Press Releases

MLB Press Releases

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Erythropoietin (EPO), a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has been named the National League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending May 20th.

Outfielder J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox has been named the American League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending May 20th.

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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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