MLB releases details of spring training pitch clock rules
More details are coming out on MLB’s plans for a pitch clock during spring training.
On Friday, MLB announced a 20-second pitch clock that will start when the pitcher receives the ball from the catcher. Batters will be expected in the box with five seconds left on the clock, and a pitcher must begin his delivery before the clock expires to escape potential ball-or-strike penalties.
MLB officially announces the implementation of a 20-second pitch clock during spring games. Here’s the full release with details: pic.twitter.com/E0478l9pn8
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) February 22, 2019
Commissioner Rob Manfred has said previously that he would like to eventually implement a similar pitch clock for regular season games, potentially as soon as this season. Expect its use in spring training to be something of a trial run.