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Under Armour deal to make MLB uniforms will begin a year early -- in 2019

Under Armour deal to make MLB uniforms will begin a year early -- in 2019

Under Armour will begin producing uniforms for Major League Baseball in 2019 -- a year earlier than originally planned.

The word came Thursday from MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in New York.

Under Armour subsequently released a statement about the new timetable, the equivalent of an early call to the bullpen.

"Working closely with Major League Baseball, Under Armour is excited to accelerate our on-field debut of Under Armour uniforms and authentic gear for all 30 teams in 2019," the Baltimore-based apparel, footwear and accessories company said.

There was no immediate explanation of why the start date was moved up.

Under the new schedule,...

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