Expanded Instant Replay Likely?

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball owners are likely to give the go-ahead this week to spend the money for expanding instant replay next season.

A baseball official familiar with the deliberations, speaking to The Associated Press on Monday, said management probably would approve the additional video review by umpires in phases rather than all at once. If there is a go-ahead to spend the funds it will occur Thursday but the actual approval of the rule change would likely be put off until the January owners’ meeting.

For expanded replay to start next season, agreements with the World Umpires Association and Major League Baseball Players Association would have to be reached.

Source: Associated Press

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