Major League Baseball is exploring ways to speed up games after last season's games averaged an all-time high of three hours and eight minutes.

That's an extra 30 minutes compared to the 1984 average.

This year, the MLB 'Pace of Game' committee will implement a pitch-clock at the Double-A and Triple-A levels to experiment with game speed.

The pitch-clock has already been used in the Arizona Fall League, with pitchers getting 20 seconds to come set on the rubber.

Exceeding the pitch-clock will now result in a ball being added to the batter's count.

No word yet on if or when the MLB plans to use the rule in the Majors.