BATTER UP! CBS SPORTS NETWORK SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FOR 2014 SEASON
CBS Sports Network has reached an agreement with Minor League Baseball(TM) (MiLB(TM)) to televise 15 games throughout the course of the 2014 season. The schedule features games from the MiLB- affiliated leagues including Triple-A(R) Baseball, and also allows for the opportunity to flex games based on possible appearances by Major League Baseball stars.
Coverage begins tonight, Thursday, May 1 (7:05 PM, ET) when the Indianapolis Indians, the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, visit the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I.
A schedule of the first five games of CBS Sports Network's MiLB schedule is included below (all times Eastern).
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
Minor League Baseball, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball clubs through their farm systems. Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at Minor League Baseball ballparks. In 2013, Minor League Baseball attracted more than 41 million fans to its ballparks to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family-friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901. For more information about Minor League Baseball, visit www.MiLB.com.
Date Game Time
Thurs., May 1 Indianapolis Indians (Pirates) at Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox) 7:05 p.m.
Thurs., May 8 Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies) at Charlotte Knights (White Sox) 7:05 p.m.
Thurs., May 15 Albuquerque Isotopes (Dodgers) at Fresno Grizzlies (Giants) 10:05 p.m.
Thurs., May 22 Durham Bulls (Rays) at Columbus Clippers (Indians) 7:05 p.m.
Thurs., May 29 Iowa Cubs (Cubs) at Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) 8:05 p.m.