Major League Baseball has acknowledged that it incorrectly interpreted the new home-plate collision rules when it overturned an "out" call at the plate on a controversial play in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Although Major League Baseball and the players' union continue to discuss possible changes or clarifications to the new home-plate collision rules, union chief Tony Clark told ESPN.com that accomplishing that in-season would be "tough."
Six weeks into the season, Major League Baseball is still searching for a way to clarify confusion over the new rule on home plate collisions but hasn't been able to settle on a clear-cut way to do that, MLB executive Tony La Russa said Monday.
One of the chief architects of Major League Baseball's new, expanded replay system expressed confidence Wednesday that the time of reviews will be cut considerably once those reviews begin coming from MLB's replay center in New York.
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy told ESPN.com that even though he was seriously injured when he was hit in the head by a line drive 16 months ago, he won't wear the MLB-approved padded cap.
Major League Baseball officials spent two hours Wednesday briefing managers and general managers about tentative details of the new, challenge-based instant-replay system which will go into effect next season.
Several Major League Baseball officials will travel to World Baseball Classic games in Miami this month to explore potential options for an extensive expansion of instant replay, baseball people familiar with the trip told ESPN.com.
Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez denied again Tuesday that he had any connection with the South Florida anti-aging clinic that is under investigation for allegedly supplying PEDs to a number of Major League Baseball players.