Major League Baseball announces rule changes involving pitcher usage, roster limits, inning breaks

Major League Baseball announces rule changes involving pitcher usage, roster limits, inning breaks

Major League Baseball announces rule changes involving pitcher usage, roster limits, inning breaks

Another change will see regular season rosters expand from 25 to 26 players, with the September maximum of 40 reduced to 28.

Mound visits per team will be cut from six to five.

Major League Baseball and the MLBPA have spent this past winter negotiating over rule changes while labor relations grew tense after a second consecutive slow free agent market.

- The trade deadline is now July 31 - period. The top three voter-getters at each position will receive bonuses of $2,500 to $15,000, which will not count against a team's luxury-tax payroll.

The two sides are also nearing an agreement on an All-Star Game Election Day.

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- A joint management-union committee will study effects of potential changes to the strike zone, the height of the mound and the distance from the mound to the plate.

According to Passan, MLB plans to give $1 million to the victor of the Home Run Derby and $2.5 million in cash prizes for the event as a whole.

The All-Star Game also will be tweaked.

Both Clubs will start the 10th inning of the All-Star Game, and each subsequent inning, with a runner on second base (re-entry substitutions allowed for runners).

The victor of the annual event will take home $1 million beginning this season. Players who have already been taken out of the game will be allowed to run.

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Spurred by labor relations discord amid a second consecutive free-agent market that has left players disappointed, the mid-collective-bargaining-agreement negotiations represent a step forward between two sides that had squabbled privately and publicly.

While commissioner Rob Manfred has staunchly dismissed suggestions that a significant portion of the league is no longer attempting to win, players and Union officials have decried widespread tanking/rebuilding efforts that have created decreasing levels of parity and discouraged teams from venturing into free agency amid record MLB revenues. All clubs will be required to carry 28 players on the active roster as of September 1.

The biggest change, however, is that all pitchers will be required to face at least three batters, with the goal of eliminating the excessive use of relief specialists.

Also coming in 2020, each team's pitching staff on an active roster will be capped at a number that will be decided on by a committee of Major League Baseball and the players' association. Clubs must designate each of its players as either a pitcher or a position player prior to each player's first day on the active roster for a given season.

In any game in which his team is losing or winning by more than six runs when the player enters as a pitcher. The joint announcement only says the MLBPA "will not grieve or otherwise challenge" the rule change in 2020.

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The big issue is whether the agreement made official Thursday provides a first step toward improved cooperation between Major League Baseball and the Players Association that leads to remedies on financial matters particularly worrisome to the union and the extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The injured list, previously known as the disabled list, will go back to having a minimum time of 15 days.

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