MLB, MLBPA introduce sweeping rule changes for 2019 and 2020 baseball seasons

15 Mars, 2019, 04:43 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Major League Baseball has unveiled a sweeping set of rule changes to be implemented in 2019 and 2020

After nearly two years of acrimony, could Major League Baseball and its union be embarking on a new, healthier relationship? Even bigger ones are coming in 2020.

The league announced Thursday that several new changes have been implemented, which will start opening day this season. The August waiver trades will be eliminated.

In 2019, the sport will operate with July 31 as its lone trade deadline.

There are a lot of changes coming to the sport that are meant to speed up the action and draw more interest to one of the longest standing professional sports leagues in the country. Starters and relievers will be required to face a minimum of three batters or to end a half-inning, except for "incapacitating injury or illness". The Players Association has agreed that it will not grieve or otherwise challenge the Office of the Commissioner's implementation of the amended Rule 5.10 (g).

~ Rosters will expand from 25 to 26 players in 2020.

The number of pitchers each team during the championship season or postseason may carry will be capped by a joint committee from Major League Baseball and the Players Association. Under the agreement, players will be designated as position players or pitchers - with the exception of those who throw 20-plus innings and start 20 games in the field or at DH, who will be two-way players. In the past, players could be dealt afterward as they were threaded through the waiver wire. The postseason also will see the one-player increase.

- Pitchers will have to serve a 15- rather than 10-day Injured List period as a way to try to further thwart roster manipulation. Pitchers who are sent to the minors must stay there 15 days instead of 10, the required stay a year ago.

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While the majority of the rules governing roster management won't take effect until the 2020 season, a number of changes governing other aspects of the game take effect in 2019.

Passan also reported commercial breaks will be shortened to 2 minutes for both local and national broadcasts in 2019 and could be shortened more in 2020.

One year removed from Major League Baseball implementing restrictions on the number of mound visits allowed per game, those are being reduced from six to five.

All-Star Game fan voting will be conducted in two rounds. First, the "Primary Round" will have the team nominate one player per eligible position.

In late June or early July, an "Election Day" will be held in which the top three vote-getters at each position in each League during the Primary Round (including the top nine outfielders) will be voted on by fans during a set time period to determine All-Star Game starters.

All-Star bonus payments will be given to the top three vote-getters at each position in each League during the Primary Round (top six for outfielders).

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.

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