The Latest: Union willing to seek common ground on game pace
MIAMI (AP) – The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local):
Players’ association head Tony Clark says the union is willing to talk with management to “see if some common ground can be found” on pace-of-play issues.
Major League Baseball proposed several initiatives last offseason, including a 20-second pitch clock, limits on mound visits by catchers and raising the bottom of the strike zone. The only change made was to allow intentional walks to be signaled without throwing pitches.
MLB has the right to unilaterally impose for 2018 the proposals made last offseason that were not accepted.
Clark says “we’ve talked to our guys and our guys are engaged in the dialogue.”