MLB Baseball

Pitch clock implemented for spring games

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Major League Baseball is unilaterally starting the use of pitch clocks for spring training games, while brushing off complaints from players about the slow free agent market.

With the sport looking for ways to speed the pace of play, pitchers generally will have 20 seconds to deliver to the plate when teams play exhibition games in Arizona and Florida beginning this week. The intention is to get players and umpires accustomed to the clock in the event MLB makes the rule change for the upcoming regular season.

"We will start getting ready for the possibility that we're going to use the pitch clock on opening day," Commissioner Rob Manfred said Sunday at spring training media day in Florida. "We have to get going."

Read More...

AL Home Runs
Rank Name HR
1 K. Davis, Oak48
2 J. Martinez, Bos43
3 J. Gallo, Tex40
4t J. Ramírez, Cle39
4t M. Trout, LAA39
6t F. Lindor, Cle38
6t G. Stanton, NYY38
8 N. Cruz, Sea37
9t M. Betts, Bos32
9t E. Encarnacion, Cle32
View Full Leaderboard
 
AL Runs Batted In
Rank Name RBI
1 J. Martinez, Bos130
2 K. Davis, Oak123
3 E. Encarnacion, Cle107
4 J. Ramírez, Cle105
5t X. Bogaerts, Bos103
5t A. Bregman, Hou103
7 G. Stanton, NYY100
8 J. Lowrie, Oak99
9 N. Cruz, Sea97
10 M. Haniger, Sea93
View Full Leaderboard

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2019 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.