ESPN has issued a statement clarifying the nature of the network’s plans to handle all of the MLB rumors and spun-offs.
The network has not yet announced any plans for its MLB team or its broadcast rights, and the network has no plans to broadcast any other sports content, according to ESPN.
In the wake of the announcement of the “MLB World Series” on ESPN’s website, the network had asked fans to “check back on this website on Monday morning to see if we have any updates,” according to a statement.
“We are working to confirm our position regarding the future of the league.
We will update you as soon as we can.”
The network, which has been on a short hiatus from broadcasting in the MLB for the past two seasons, is not the only network to have been approached with potential baseball moves.
ESPN said Monday it had reached out to the Dodgers about potentially airing the “Pitchers vs. Cubs” game, which the network said could be shown on ESPNU, ESPNU+, or ESPN Classic.
“ESPN has reached out and is working to find a way to broadcast the game on ESPN Classic or ESPNU,” the network wrote.
“It is not currently scheduled to air on ESPN.”
ESPN, owned by Disney, owns the rights to the MLB’s broadcast rights.
ESPN has also reached out directly to other broadcasters about potential broadcasting rights for other games.