(AP) Replay in, collisions out? Marlon Byrd to Phillies
By RONALD BLUM
AP Sports Writer
Home plate collisions could become a thing of the past, along with blown calls on the bases.
As the offseason market for trades and free-agent signings gets underway, Major League Baseball is considering some pretty radical changes for next season.
Expanded instant replay for umpires’ calls is virtually certain to be in place by opening day, and there’s a chance a rule could be adopted to prevent runners from bowling over catchers at the plate.
More from the Associated Press:
Speaking Tuesday after a meeting of big league general managers, Torre said a written proposal will be developed that will be discussed at the winter meetings next month.
Torre said it was too early to determine exactly what the proposal would be and that it wasn’t clear whether a rules change could be made for the 2014 season.
Discussion to limit or ban collisions has intensified since San Francisco catcher Buster Posey was injured in 2011.
Breitbart Sports contributed to this report.