Thursday, 19 September, 2019

Universal DH, 3-batter minimum for pitchers among proposed rule changes

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Shannon Reynolds | 08 February, 2019, 00:26

A universal designated hitter is something that has been talked about for a number of years and would drastically change how baseball is played in the NL.

The way Major League Baseball is played, managed and watched could all be quite different in the near future if the substantial rule changes being discussed by the league and the MLB players' union are enacted. The 20-second pitch clock also seems like it is imminent as it has already been implemented in college and minor league baseball.

Spring training begins for pitchers and catchers next week and Opening Day is 50 days away, but Major League Baseball and the players association are considering jamming in significant rules changes for the regular season.

However, the negotiation reportedly includes forcing relief pitchers to face a minimum of three batters.

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A single trade deadline before the All-Star break. The union has expressed interest in 15 days for pitchers - who are typically the subject of roster manipulation - and 10 days for position players.

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Though the proposals remain in preliminary stages, and it is unclear which if any would be implemented in 2019 - the DH rule, for example, would nearly certainly have to be pushed to future seasons, because NL teams already have largely finalized their 2019 rosters - the talks represent a significant step for a sport that has seen rising acrimony between owners and players over the slow pace of the last two free agent markets. It is customary under present rules for managers to use a relief pitcher for one out, even if that at-bat requires just one pitch.

"I've never been an advocate of the DH", Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. told The Post on Thursday, citing the strategy involved with a pitcher in the lineup, "but I do think we need to make some changes to get more action in the game".

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