Facebook to stream MLB game each Friday starting this week

Facebook reaches deal to show 20 Major League Baseball games live

Plans to play at London's Olympic Stadium did not come to fruition in time for this season or next but the league would like to add Europe to Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Australia as overseas venues for games. Additional games and times will be announced later on.

Manfred said owners were given a report on the success of the recently staged World Baseball Classic and resisted the suggestion that the heightened level of pre-season competition had led to increased injuries on MLB teams this season.

Under the deal announced on December 5, 2017, Under Armour was set to replace Majestic Athletic as the exclusive Major League Baseball provider of all on-field uniform components beginning in the 2020 Major League Baseball season. A game streamed each Friday night for the remainder of the season will be accessible to everyone on Facebook in the U.S.

Major League Baseball announced Thursday it has reached an agreement with Facebook that will allow the social media platform to broadcast one game every Friday without blackouts, according to the Wall Street Journal's Jared Diamond. They'll be available on the official MLB Facebook page. "It's really important for us in terms of experimenting with a new partner in this area".

It's not yet clear whether Dodgers or Angels games were a part of the agreement.

Koehler was optioned Tuesday to Triple-A New Orleans after he gave up eight runs in three innings in a loss to Houston.

Manfred said the collaboration would help grow the sport with young people.

Bids for Marlins are even • The two groups bidding to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria are relatively even in their price offers, according to Manfred.

Similar to Twitter's National Football League live-streams last season, Facebook will not be producing its own stream but syndicating a TV broadcast.

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