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MLB rules changes for 2020 include expanded rosters, 3-batter minimum



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Major League Baseball officially announced on Wednesday the adoption of several new rules for the 2020 season, including the somewhat controversial requirement that relief pitchers must face at least three batters or finish the inning before being taken out of the game.

Commissioner Rob Manfred had pushed for the three-batter minimum as a way to cut down on the number of pitching changes during a game and speed up the pace of play.

The only way a pitcher can be taken out in the middle of an inning without facing at least three batters is in case of an injury, which the umpire crew chief would have to confirm.

Other changes:

Roster expansion: Each team will add one player to its game-day roster, increasing the number of active players from 25 to 26. Also, teams are not allowed to carry more than 13 pitchers.

Starting Sept. 1 through the end of the regular season, active rosters of all teams will increase to 28 players, with a maximum of 14 pitchers.



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