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ESPN+ will offer more than 180 MLB regular season games this season, beginning opening day
For the first time, ESPN+ will carry a slate of Major League Baseball spring training games in 2019. The eight-game schedule starts this Saturday and features seven straight days of games. The games will lead off an exclusive season-long schedule of more than 180 MLB games on ESPN+, beginning on Opening Day.
The ESPN+ Spring Training schedule will provide many baseball fans with the opportunity to see several star players with their new teams, as well as top prospects, including:
- Robinson Cano with the New York Mets on Feb. 23;
- Josh Donaldson with the Atlanta Braves on Feb. 23;
- Paul Goldschmidt with the St. Louis Cardinals on Feb. 24;
- Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. with the Toronto Blue Jays on Feb. 25;
- Manny Machado with the San Diego Padres on Mar. 1.
The schedule opens this Saturday at 1 p.m. when the New York Mets and Robinson Cano and Tim Tebow host the Atlanta Braves and Josh Donaldson. On Sunday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m., the St. Louis Cardinals and Paul Goldschmidt host the Washington Nationals and Juan Soto. The final game will feature the defending World Series Champion Boston Red Sox and Mookie Betts vs. the Chicago Cubs and Kris Bryant.
|Sat, Feb. 23||1 p.m.||Atlanta Braves at New York Mets|
|Sun, Feb. 24||1 p.m.||Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals|
|Mon, Feb. 25||1 p.m.||Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees|
|Tue, Feb. 26||1 p.m.||Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees|
|Wed, Feb. 27||1 p.m.||Houston Astros at Washington Nationals|
|Thu, Feb. 28||1 p.m.||Houston Astros at Miami Marlins|
|Fri, Mar. 1||8 p.m.||San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Mon, Mar. 25||9 p.m.||Boston Red Sox at Chicago Cubs|
*MLB games on ESPN+ are subject to local blackout restrictions.
In addition to the over 180 games available as part of an ESPN+ subscription, fans will be able to purchase and watch MLB.TV from ESPN+. MLB.TV offers hundreds of out-of-market MLB games throughout the season. It is sold separately for a one-time additional cost of $118.99 (full season) or $24.99 (monthly).
ESPN+ is the multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment and ESPN. It reached 2 million subscribers in less than a year and offers fans thousands of live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks, along with premium editorial content.
Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB and NHL games, exclusive UFC and Top Rank boxing events, top domestic and international soccer (Serie A, MLS, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, EFL Carabao Cup, Eredivisie, and more), thousands of college sports events (including football, basketball and other sports), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby and cricket, new and exclusive series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films. Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for just $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time.
ESPN+ is available as an integrated part of the ESPN App (on mobile and connected devices) and ESPN.com. They are the industry-leading all-in-one digital sports platform, delivering a rich, personalized experience to tens of millions of fans every month.
ESPN MLB contacts:
Katie Hughes at 860-766-0638 or [email protected]. Twitter: @Katie_Hughes15.
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