FILE – In this file photo dated Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, a Nike company logo is displayed outside a Nike store in Charlotte, N.C., USA. Tax arrangements between sneaker giant Nike and the Dutch government are being scrutinized by European Union competition regulators, the bloc’s executive Commission said Thursday Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, FILE)
NEW YORK — The swoosh is expected to be on the front of Major League Baseball uniforms starting in 2020.
Nike will succeed Majestic Athletic as Major League Baseball’s uniform supplier for the 2020 season. The swoosh logo likely will move to a more prominent position on jersey fronts. The Majestic logo is currently on the sleeve.
The 10-year deal announced Friday replaces an agreement announced in December 2016 for Under Armour to replace Majestic. The online sportswear retailer Fanatics will manufacture and distribute licensed versions of the Nike uniforms and training wear to consumers.
Majestic has manufactured MLB batting practice jerseys since 1982 and has been the exclusive supplier of game uniforms since 2005. Rawlings and Russell Athletic had exclusive rights before Majestic.