Major Leagues move to limit home plate collisions


NEW YORK: Major League Baseball on Monday adopted a rule aimed at limiting the most dangerous home plate collisions between baserunners and catchers. MLB’s playing rules committee had voted in December to come up with rule changes designed to eliminate those types of plays, but needed to draft the regulation and obtain approval from owners and the players’ union. Under the new guidelines, a runner attempting to score may not deviate from his direct pathway to home plate in order to initiate contact with the catcher or other player covering home plate.


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