Manfred: More rule changes needed to improve pace of play

Jeffrey Loria, left, owner of the Miami Marlins, Robert Manfred Jr., commissioner of baseball, and Jeff Conine, special assistant to the president of the Marlins, unveil the official logo for the 2017 All-Star Game that will be held in Miami, during a ceremony before the start of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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MIAMI (AP) Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitation on relief pitching changes in an inning or a game.

The majors shaved several minutes off the average game time last season, but games have been slightly longer in 2016.

Manfred has said he's in favor of a limitation on relief pitchers but didn't lobby for it on Wednesday.

Manfred spoke at the Phillies' game at Marlins Park, where he helped unveil the logo for the 2017 All-Star Game. It will be played July 11, with the Marlins hosting the game in their 25th season.