MLB players’ union agrees to pitchless intentional walks
There won’t be any wild pitches on intentional walks this season.
The players’ association has agreed to Major League Baseball’s proposal to have intentional walks without pitches this year.
While the union has resisted many of MLB’s proposed innovations, such as raising the bottom of the strike zone, installing pitch clocks and limiting trips to the mound, players are willing to accept the intentional walk change.
“As part of a broader discussion with other moving pieces, the answer is yes,” union head Tony Clark wrote Wednesday in an email to The Associated Press. “There are details, as part of that discussion, that are still being worked through, however.”