New MLB Rules May Include Allowing Language Interpreters on the Mound
Paradise Valley, AZ
MLB team owners approved a rule that would allow interpreters to go to the mound for pitchers who have difficulty with English.
That was one of several rules changes that were voted on and tentatively approved at last week's MLB owners meetings.
These must be approved by the players' union for them to be implemented for this season.
The owners also agreed to add a seventh coach in uniform with numerous teams adding a second hitting coach this year.
Furthermore, the fake-to-third, throw-to-first pickoff move now would be considered a balk.
Baseball's Playing Rules Committee voted last year to outlaw the trick move, but the union vetoed that change temporarily. MLB may implement the unilaterally but is hopeful for a joint implementation with the players.
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