wsnydes Community Leader Posted March 22 Share Posted March 22 MLB announced yesterday that there will be some tweaks to how the pitch clock penalties are enforced. They come from player feedback and they seem like common sense tweaks to me. Changes include: - A illegal shift challenge can only be used if the play is directly tied to the player fielding the ball. - Extra time will be added for a malfunctioning PitchCom device, but no time will be added if the pitcher simply forgets it in the dugout between innings. - The field timer will delay starting the clock if the hitter is not only knocked down by a pitch, but if he takes an aggressive swing causing him to fall down or lose his helmet. - Hitters will also be able to determine when to start the clock if he uses his allotted timeout. - Pitchers will get extra time to return to the mound if they back up a play at home, 1B or 3B. - Catchers will receive additional time if an inning ends when he's on base, at bat or in the on-deck circle. - Batboys and batgirls will also be instructed to have a player's bat ready if he's due up to lead off an inning. https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-clarifies-2023-rule-changes What are your thoughts? Vanimal46 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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