Manfred: More rule changes needed to improve pace of play

BY foxsports • July 27, 2016

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.



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