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Turner Sports, MLB extend TV deal another seven seasons

Pedro Martinez attends the WarnerMedia Upfront at Madison

Pedro Martinez attends the WarnerMedia Upfront at Madison Square Garden on May 15, 2019. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Evan Agostini

Turner Sports announced on Thursday a seven-year extension of its rights deal with Major League Baseball, which will cover the seasons 2022 through 2028.

The deal includes a new, season-long Tuesday night game - replacing the current Sunday afternoon package - with a studio show that will be anchored by Ernie Johnson and feature Pedro Martinez, Jimmy Rollins and Curtis Granderson. (That group also will be seen on a studio show during this season's playoffs.)

Turner will continue to televise one League Championship Series and two division series each year and will add a wild-card game.

Sports Business Journal reported the deal is worth about $535 million per season, up from the current $325 million.

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