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Fans will get peek at Under Armour brand during Major League Baseball season

A year ago, Major League Baseball signed an extension of its deal with Majestic Athletic to design on-field  uniforms for the 30 teams.

But that doesn't mean rivals Under Armour and Nike are taking a pass on big-league baseball.

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Nike is Major League Baseball's official "base layer," meaning the swoosh appears beneath the jersey just below the neck.

Under Armour gets a sliver of TV time during MLB games, too. Its sponsored athletes include Orioles' catcher Matt Wieters and Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper, the National League's MVP last season. Harper and Wieters wear Under Armour cleats, and Wieters wears Under Armour chest protectors and shin guards.

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A number of other big-league catchers also wear highly visible catcher's equipment designed by the Baltimore-based brand. Because center field cameras point directly at the catcher, the players – and the brands they sport – tend to get lots of television time during games.

Under Armour also designs a line of Major League Baseball fan gear in team colors and logos.

And sometimes a brand gets a publicity bonus, such as when Chris Davis was photographed the other day wearing an orange, Under Armour long-sleeve T-shirt at spring training in Florida. Asked about that on Wednesday, Under Armour said simply that Davis isn't one of its sponsored athletes.

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