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SportsCenter on the Road powered by Ford will begin its Spring Training bus tour, providing on-site updates from around the league and interviews with key players, this Saturday, Feb. 18, from the Chicago Cubs camp in Mesa, AZ. SportsCenter anchor Jay Crawford will be hosting the coverage throughout the day Saturday with Sunday Night Baseball analysts Aaron Boone and Jessica Mendoza and reporters Tim Kurkjian and Pedro Gomez. Coverage from the Cubs’ camp continues Sunday, anchored by Matt Barrie. Sunday coverage will include Barrie speaking with the Cubs’ owner Tom Ricketts, Mendoza with manager Joe Maddon and Crawford with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.
ESPN announced today its five-game 2017 MLB Spring Training schedule highlighted by a game from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The day before the regular season begins, ESPN’s Spring Training schedule concludes with the Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals on April 1 at 2 p.m. ET. from Max Bishop Stadium, home of the Naval Academy’s baseball team. Naval Academy midshipmen and select members of the U.S. Navy will be in attendance for the game.
Mark Teixeira, a World Series Champion and three-time All-Star first baseman, has joined ESPN as a Major League Baseball analyst. In the multi-year agreement, Teixeira will regularly contribute to ESPN’s MLB studio coverage, SportsCenter and additional ESPN platforms, including ESPN Radio. The 14-year MLB veteran is expected to being during ESPN’s 2017 Spring Training coverage.
ESPN MLB Insider Keith Law answered questions today about his MLB top prospects feature.
ESPN today announced that two-time World Series Champion David Ross is joining the company as a Major League Baseball analyst. In this multi-year deal, the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox Champion catcher will provide analysis for a variety of ESPN platforms, including its MLB studio coverage, SportsCenter and for select games.