MLB, MLBPA Announce Pace of Play Initiatives and Replay Modifications

Major League Baseball and the Players Association, with support from Major League Umpires, announced significant rule changes Friday. MLB is an attempt to address the concerns over the pace of the game put in place several changes for the 2015 season. Umpires will enforce the batter’s box rule and the new big league rule will […]


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MLB and the MLBPA Announce Changes to the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced significant changes to the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. First time offenders will receive an 80-game unpaid suspension and a second offense will result in a 162-game suspension and the loss of a full season of pay. A third positive test will result […]


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MLB and MLBPA Adopt Experimental Rule on Home Plate Collisions

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced Monday an experimental rule on home plate collisions was voted on and accepted. The new rule (Rule 7.13) goes into effect immediately and will prohibit egregious collisions at home. Tony Clark, head of the MLBPA, said Monday the union will monitor the addition to […]


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MLB Owners Approve Rules Changes

According to a report from Jayson Stark, several rules changes were voted on and tentatively approved during last week’s owners meetings. The changes must be approved by the players’ union before the changes can be implemented for the upcoming season. Teams will be permitted to have a seventh coach in uniform in the dugout during […]


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