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MLB Network announces Thursday night slate

The MLB Network announced its first eight Thursday night matchups, featuring 16 different teams, including the Yankees and Mets.

(The Yankees' and Mets' games will be blacked out on MLB Network in the New York area and instead be seen on YES and SNY.)

The network will show the Yankees home opener nationally April 16, with Bob Costas in the booth for a major league game for the first time since Oct. 17, 2000, when he called an ALCS game at old Yankee Stadium for NBC.

Jim Kaat and Harold Reynolds will serve as analysts alongside Costas for that game.

Costas also is scheduled for the May 7 game between the Phillies and Mets.

Click below for the full April and May schedule.April 9 7:00 p.m. Brewers @ Giants Matt Vasgersian & Joe Magrane

April 16 1:00 p.m. Indians @ Yankees Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds & Jim Kaat

April 16 8:00 p.m. Blue Jays @ Twins Victor Rojas & Dan Plesac

April 23 8:00 p.m. Dodgers @ Astros Matt Vasgersian & Joe Magrane

April 30 7:00 p.m. Red Sox @ Rays Victor Rojas & Joe Magrane

May 7 7:00 p.m. Phillies @ Mets Bob Costas & Al Leiter

May 14 8:00 p.m. Orioles @ Royals TBD

May 21 8:00 p.m. Cubs @ Cardinals TBD

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