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MLB Press Releases

Major League Baseball today announced rule changes for the 2018 championship season designed to improve the pace of play. After receiving substantial input from the Major League Baseball Players Association and Club personnel, MLB's Competition and Playing Rules Committees recommended that Commissioner Rob Manfred proceed with a rule change limiting the number of mound visits in a game and a rule designed to reduce the time required for inning breaks and pitching changes. The Commissioner has decided to defer the implementation of a pitch timer and a between-batter timer in 2018 in order to provide players with an opportunity to speed up the game without the use of those timers.

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.

Snapple and Major League Baseball (MLB) announced today a new partnership, with Snapple becoming the Official Tea and Juice Drink of MLB beginning with the 2018 season. The two-year partnership supplies Snapple with marketing and activation rights across MLB special events including All-Star Week, the Postseason and World Series, as well as other key moments during the season. As part of the sponsorship, Snapple and MLB will be releasing a new, baseball themed product that will be offered for a limited time. Dozens of "Snapple Facts" about Baseball will also be placed underneath bottle caps and Fanatics, MLB's Official E-Commerce Partner, will create a special merchandise offer to be found on select Snapple products.

MLB press releases

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.

MLB.com press releases

MLB Network Press Releases

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.

MLB Network press releases