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MLB Network will televise Harper's debut

Secaucus, N.J., April 27, 2012 – MLB Network today announced that it will televise the Major League debut of Washington Nationals prospect and 2010 #1 MLB Draft pick Bryce Harper tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, as the NL East-leading Nationals visit the NL West first-place Los Angeles Dodgers at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Fellow former #1 MLB Draft pick Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to start for the Nationals against Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley. Harper was called up today by the Nationals after third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was put on the 15-day disabled list.

MLB Tonight will air live from 5:00-9:00 p.m. ET to preview the Nationals at Dodgers and provide analysis, highlights and updates from the rest of the day’s MLB schedule. Quick Pitch, MLB Network’s daily highlights show of record, will immediately follow the game. MLB Network’s telecast of the game will be blacked out in the Nationals’ and Dodgers’ home television territories.


MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans, featuring the Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight, live games, original programming, highlights, and insights and analysis from the best in the business, including Bob Costas, Peter Gammons, Jim Kaat, Al Leiter and Harold Reynolds. MLB Network debuted on January 1, 2009 as the largest launch in cable television history and is currently distributed in approximately 68 million cable, telco TV and satellite homes throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information and to find MLB Network in your area, go to