Some big changes are coming to Major League Baseball in the distant future.
The pitch clock is coming to baseball.
The shift is dead.
Pickoffs are limited.
Bases are bigger.
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— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 9, 2022
Here are the changes that will go into effect in 2023:
- the banning of shifts,
- A pitch clock of 15 seconds
- The bases being increased from 15 inches to 18 inches.
- The league is also limiting the number of times the pitcher can attempt a pick-off throw in addition to stepping off the mound.
The MLB will look to speed things up in 2023, and hopefully the addition of a pitch clock, as well as a limitation on pick-off attempts, will aid in doing that. Minor league baseball has already seen a majority of these changes, with the pitch clock reducing the time of games this season.
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