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MLB Press Releases

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Mets right-handed pitcher Jenrry Mejia has received a permanent suspension from Major League and Minor League Baseball after testing positive for Boldenone, his third performance-enhancing substance violation under Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) today announced the broadcast schedule for the Sydney, Australia Qualifier, which will be played February 11th-14th at Blacktown International Sportspark.

Major League Baseball's Urban Invitational is returning to New Orleans for the third consecutive year, with games being held at the University of New Orleans and the New Orleans MLB Urban Youth Academy (MLBUYA) from Friday, February 19th through Sunday, February 21st.

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MLB.com Press Releases

Beginning on Friday, every holiday purchase at the MLB.com/shop for five days will include, for the first time ever, a special limited edition holiday subscription to MLB.TV Premium, the internet's most widely distributed live streaming service.

MLBAM, the content technology development and multi-platform distribution company, released today its first-ever Live Digital Data Ratings (LDDR) study as a definitive recap of how baseball fans utilized its digital products to consume live Major League Baseball games during the 2015 season. This analysis of consumer usage shows baseball fans continue to embrace multi-platform access to live games on their personal digital devices.

MLB.com At Bat for iPhone and iPad, designed, built and distributed by the award-winning mobile developer MLBAM, has been updated to support the release of iOS 9 and among other features included its latest fan-friendly feature for watching baseball video - Picture-in-Picture streaming for iPad.

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MLB Network Press Releases

Featuring his first national television interview since suffering a major heart attack last September, Hall of Famer Rod Carew opens up to host Bob Costas in Rod Carew: The Fight of His Life, a new episode of MLB Network Presents, premiering Tuesday, February 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Filmed from Carew's home in Southern California and Minnesota's Target Field, the one-hour program features Carew providing vivid detail of his near-death experience and his arduous recovery process. In a career where he hit better than .300 in 15 consecutive seasons, Carew reflects on his legendary playing days and how he is committed to raise awareness for heart health in the years to come.

As Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker prepares for his first season in the nation's capital, MLB Network will premiere Dusty: A Baseball Journey, the latest edition of MLB Network Presents, hosted by Bob Costas and premiering Tuesday, February 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET. In the one-hour program, Baker discusses his childhood as the oldest of five children and his path to achieving a decorated baseball career. Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Tommy Lasorda, plus former All-Star teammate Steve Garvey provide insight into Baker's baseball life and his passion to win the elusive World Series title as a manager.

Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Caray will be the featured subject in Holy Cow! The Story of Harry Caray, the latest edition of MLB Network Presents, premiering Tuesday, February 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Narrated by award-winning actor and die-hard Chicago Cubs fan William Petersen, the one-hour program documents Carey's rise to becoming one of baseball's most iconic voices and how his legacy still resonates throughout the game today.

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