MLB testing amended ‘slice of pie’ field shift ban among minors
NEW YORK (AP) — The Florida State League will limit defensive changes by drawing pie-shaped chalk lines from second base to the outfield grass starting July 22, banning infielders from the area marked before launching into an experience that could increase
NEW YORK (AP) — The Florida State League will limit defensive changes by drawing pie-shaped chalk lines from second base to the outfield grass starting July 22, banning infielders from the marked area before the throw in an experiment that could increase the attack.
Major League Baseball has been testing shift limits all season in Double-A and Class A, requiring teams to have four players on the field, including two on either side of second base.
The Class A FSL experience was first reported by The Athletic and confirmed by MLB on Tuesday.
A competition committee made up of six management officials, four union representatives and a referee was created in the new collective agreement, and it has the right to make changes to the rules on the field with 45 minutes notice. days.
MLB is likely to institute a kick-off clock next season. He experimented this season with a 14-second pitch clock with no runners and a 19-second pitch clock with runners at Triple-A, with an 18-second pitch clock with no runners at the lower levels.
Minor league bases have been increased to 18 square inches from 15.
“We’ve been saying for years that the minor leagues give us a really important opportunity to experiment, learn and make sure we understand how something is going to work if we deploy it on the field,” the baseball commissioner said. Rob Manfred last month.
More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
The Associated Press