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Press Releases

MLB Press Releases

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Seattle Mariners 40-man roster outfielder Herschel "Boog" Powell has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The American League and National League All-Star teams for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by MasterCard will be unveiled on Tuesday, July 5th at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on the "Esurance All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN.

For the first time ever, Major League Baseball will retire the jersey of one dedicated fan as part of the MLB All-Star Week festivities in San Diego, Friday, July 8th through Tuesday, July 12th. One fan will be selected to have his or her jersey retired in ceremony at MLB All-Star FanFest on Sunday, July 10th, and win an MLB All-Star prize package including round-trip flights and accommodations for two in San Diego, and tickets to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 10th), T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 11th) and the MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Petco Park (July 12th).

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MLB.com Press Releases

Software analytics leader New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR), and Major League Baseball (MLB), announced today the launch of a new national brand partnership, highlighting the role of data and analytics in improving performance both in sports and in business. The partnership will leverage the existing relationship between the companies and share how MLBAM, MLB's NY-based technology company, has used New Relic to modernize the baseball experience for fans.

Quicken Loans, the nation's second largest retail mortgage lender, and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced the Quicken Loans Steal-A-Home Sweepstakes has returned for its second year to baseball fans nationwide.

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MLB Network Press Releases

Veteran play-by-play announcer Mike "Doc" Emrick will join MLB Network's Bob Costas to call the MLB Network Showcase telecast of the Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The game will mark the first regular season MLB game call for Emrick, the preeminent hockey announcer in the United States and a lifelong baseball fan, following his guest stint with the Pirates' broadcast team at Spring Training this past March.

This Sunday, May 15 marks 75 years since Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio began his 56-game hitting streak, a legendary record that still stands today. To mark the anniversary, MLB Network will debut a new edition of its documentary series MLB Network Presents called 56: The Streak, to look back at the improbable feat during the 1941 season and explore just how difficult it would be to beat in today's game. A clip from 56: The Streak, the first MLB Network Presents installment since the start of the 2016 regular season, is available here.

MLB Network and NHL Network today announced that veteran national TV anchor Robert Flores will serve as a studio host and appear across both networks' programming. Flores will make his debut on MLB Tonight on Monday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET, and he will host NHL Tonight for the first time on Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. ET. As part of the digital media rights partnership between the NHL and MLB Advanced Media, NHL Network's daily on-air operations are based out of MLB Network's headquarters in Secaucus, N.J. Further, Flores will have a key presence across digital media properties, including MLB.com and Sports On Earth.

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