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MLB pace-of-play rule changes: Mound visit limits, no pitch clock, shorter commercials

After weeks of negotiations with the MLB Players’ Association, Major League Baseball and commissioner Rob Manfred announced a series of pace-of-play rule changes Monday. There will be no pitch clock in 2018, but there will be a limit on mound visits.

Here is Manfred’s statement:

“I am pleased that we were able to reach an understanding with the Players Association to take concrete steps to address pace of play with the cooperation of players. My strong preference is to continue to have ongoing dialogue with players on this topic to find mutually acceptable solutions.” 

The MLBPA was reportedly not cooperative during pace-of-play negotia… MLB Headlines

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