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ESPN+ to carry MLB spring training games

Disney OTT platform ESPN+ will air Major League Baseball spring training games beginning this Saturday. The slate features seven straight days of games between Saturday, February 23, and Friday, March 1.

The spring training games will lead off a season-long schedule of more than 180 MLB games exclusively aired on ESPN+.

Additionally, ESPN+ will offer MLB.TV for an additional one time charge of $118.99 for the full season.

The baseball programming compliments the recent new additions to the ESPN+ portfolio in Canadian football and American soccer.

Disney’s ownership of BAMTech, which began as the digital media arm of MLB, allows for synergies between ESPN programming and baseball’s extensive digital offerings. Major League Baseball and the NHL remain minority shareholders in BAMTech.