Minor League Baseball To Explore ‘Pitch-Clock’ To Speed Up Games
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.