MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks

21 February, 2018, 09:20 | Author: Otis Hoffman
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Commissioner Rob Manfred made a decision to delay implementation of a pitch clock and speed-up rules for hitters to give players time to try to speed things up without using timers.

To shorten games, Major League Baseball will be trying to control mound visits and breaks between innings, the amount of time for pitching changes, and time spent for instant replays, Sports Illustrated reported. "And if we can prepare our catchers and pitchers and their communication better than other teams, maybe we won't get confused like other teams".

Detroit catcher James McCann objected.

"You saw it in playoffs and in (the) season, players are changing signs every pitch, every inning and every batter to try and keep things honest. You can't go out and talk to him?" Umpires are in charge of enforcing the new rules, and flagrant offenders will be punished by the league. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because that detail was not announced.

"I think the umpires are as concerned about that as anyone else", Matheny said. "Otherwise. It'll just be entertaining". While mound visit limitations aren't particularly drastic (six visits in one game outside of pitching changes is not all that common and there are no strict penalties in place), the Cardinal skipper does believe it will make teams more cognizant of how much dead time exists in a game.

A "player leaving his position to confer with another player, including a pitcher leaving the mound to confer with another player, shall also constitute a mound visit".

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Union head Tony Clark noted the sides technically did not reach a deal.

"We understand there is an integrity issue with that, and also keeping the game going and not burn a mound visit because you have to change signs". If, after the six visits have been exhausted, the home plate umpire deems the pitcher and catcher are not on the same page regarding signs, the umpire could then allow a brief visit for that goal.

Baseball will set the number of mound visits per game to six per team and cut the time for relievers entering the game, as well as between-inning breaks.

The league came up with six because teams averaged six mound visits per game in 2017. In extra-inning games, teams will be granted one additional mound visit per inning. Trips will not count against the limit following an offensive substitution, to check on potential injuries or to clean spikes on wet fields.

An umpire can award additional visits in the event there is concern over a pitcher-catcher "crossup" regarding signals and/or pitch location.

Cutting back on time between innings will include having just "2:05 for breaks in locally televised championship season games.2:25 for breaks in nationally televised championship season games, and.2:55 for tie-breaker and postseason games". There are exceptions relating to injury and if the pitcher or catcher finishes the previous half inning on base, at bat or on deck.


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