MLB play­ers’ union agrees to pitch­less in­ten­tional walks

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

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.”

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