MLB will shelve pitch clock rule until 2022, report says

first_img MLB hot stove: Phillies ‘concerned’ Bryce Harper will sign with Dodgers, report says The proposed pitch clock rule that has many MLB pitchers riled up will be put on hold until 2022, ESPN reported, citing unidentified sources.Instead, the pitch clock amendment will be part of a larger proposal that has been presented to the MLB Player’s Association, which includes adding a a three-batter-minimum rule for pitchers and roster-size changes. Another possible change is limiting position players being used as pitchers, ditching the waiver trading period, limiting mound visits and possibly trimming down on the time between innings.With the other issues going on within the league, such as how players are unhappy with the stagnant free agency market, the league decided to keep the 20-second pitch clock proposal with training camp alone and revisit the idea in 2021. Nevada declines MLB request to ban betting on spring training gamescenter_img Related News Many pitchers expressed their displeasure with the pitch clock, such as Clayton Kershaw, Masahiro Tanaka and Jon Lester. They likely won’t be happy with the three-batter minimum, as well, which is one of the most controversial aspects of the proposal.If the proposal was passed, the three-batter minimum could be put in place as early as the 2020 season.Other aspects to the proposal include stopping roster manipulation by halting teams from switching the injured list for pitchers from 10 to 15 days and doing the same for days they must spend in the minor leagues when optioned and starting a runner on second base during the 10th inning of the All-Star Game and during spring training games. Spring training games would also end in a tie after 10 innings.last_img

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