ESPN’s Olney: National League Will Adopt Designated Hitter in Three to Five Years

ESPN Major League Baseball reporter Buster Olney said it is “only a matter of time” until the National League follows the American League in having the designated hitter to protect pitchers.

“The conversation among executives is very much about the DH … now like it was four to five years ago about home plate collisions,” Olney stated Tuesday on ESPN’s “Get Up.”

He added, “[E]ventually the [National League rules] will go away. And I think it will be within three to five years.”

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