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MLB Network Adding an Hour to 'MLB Central' Beginning Opening Day

Kyle Koster
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MLB Network is adding an hour to MLB Central beginning Opening Day, The Big Lead has learned. The morning show, which features Robert Flores, Lauren Shehadi and Mark DeRosa, will now begin at 9 a.m. ET and continue until 1 p.m. ET. It has aired from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ET since its launch in 2015. The move is part of a plan to elongate the network's live programming. This change will result in the network airing live programming for 17 consecutive hours daily through Major League Baseball's regular season.

There is internal optimism that exposing the program to audiences an hour early in the day will help continue momentum gained over the past few years.

Throughout its run, MLB Central has proven to be the best place to get maximum baseball in the morning. Highlights, news, recurring segments and visits with insiders combine to create a comprehensive look at the sport's landscape before the day's games begin.

Beginning April 7th, it will arrive earlier and have more space to roam.