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Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the respective passings of Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, who was 25, and former Major League infielder Andy Marte, who was 33.

Major League Baseball today announced the game times for its master 2017 regular season schedule, which will begin on April 2nd when the Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees at 1:10 p.m. (ET) on ESPN. ESPN will continue its expanded Opening Day coverage with the San Francisco Giants at the Arizona Diamondbacks at 4:10 p.m. (ET)/1:10 p.m. (MT) on ESPN2, followed by "Sunday Night Baseball" on ESPN, featuring the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the World Champion Chicago Cubs at 8:35 p.m. (ET)/7:35 p.m. (CT). The final day of the 2017 regular season, which features 12 divisional match-ups, is scheduled for Sunday, October 1st. For the third consecutive year, all games played on the final scheduled day of the regular season will begin at 3:00 p.m. (ET).

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that six Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

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In 22 games last month, Murphy led the Majors with 11 doubles, 18 extra-base hits and a .744 slugging percentage, while leading the NL with 23 RBI.

Betts batted .368 (35-for-95) with 15 runs scored, 10 doubles, a triple, five home runs, 15 RBI and five stolen bases over 23 games to claim his first career Player of the Month Award.

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.

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The results of the 2017 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot will be announced exclusively on MLB Network, MLB.com and, for the first time, MLB's official Facebook page, on Wednesday, January 18 live at 6:00 p.m. ET, part of a four-hour announcement show beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET.

MLB Network will unveil the seventh edition of its Top 10 Right Now! series ranking the top Major League Baseball players at each position, beginning this Sunday, January 15. Over five weeks and 10 episodes concluding Sunday, February 12, host Brian Kenny will reveal the best player at each spot based on performance over several seasons with an emphasis on 2016, plus a number of offensive and defensive metrics - both advanced and traditional - and projected player performance for the upcoming 2017 season.

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