2K Sports has reached an agreement with Major League Baseball, the MLB Players Association, and MLB Advanced Media (the league's Internet overseers) that will see MLB 2K13 released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 5, 2013. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price, a recent winner of the American League's Cy Young Award, is confirmed as the cover athlete.
The news comes as a bit of a surprise since 2K's MLB license expired at the end of 2012 and that March release date is less than three months from now, but it's pretty likely that Visual Concepts was working on the game long before the license renewal was finalized. MLB 2K13 also brings back 2K's Perfect Game Challenge, a $1 million competition that sees players competing to pitch a perfect game.
With the release so close you can probably expect 2K Sports to spin up the preview machine on this puppy in the near future, so stay tuned for more details.