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MTV has given Fat Joe and Sway a new talk show that covers professional baseball, titled Off The Bat from the MLB Fan Cave.
The “What’s Luv?” rapper and MTV personality — along with Girl Code and Guy Code stars Chris Distefano and Melanie Iglesias — have signed on to host Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave. The network has ordered 30 episodes of the weekly half-hour show, which will feature players like Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (seen above, with Fat Joe) and Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano talking about all things entertainment while offering a peek into their lives off the field. Off the Bat will be based in the MLB Fan Cave in New York City, where interviews will be conducted with players as well as famous baseball fans. The show, which has been filming with MLB players at spring training, also will venture out on location for segments like sneaker shopping with Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and restaurant hopping with Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones.
Additionally, MLB players such as Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners, Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles and Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves, as well as 2013 Rookies of the Year Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins and Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays, have signed on to serve as executive producers of individual “Off the Bat” episodes. The series launches a multi-year, cross-platform programming partnership between MLB and MTV. Off the Bat is scheduled to premiere on MTV 2 in April.