The Pitch Clock is Coming to Spring Training

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The Pitch Clock is Coming to Spring Training

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When Cactus League and Grapefruit League games get under way in a couple weeks, you can expect to see the 20-second pitch clock in place for the pitchers. It is a necessary preparation step if there are going to be pitch clocks in the regular season.

Recall, although Commissioner Manfred can unilaterally impose a pitch clock this year, he would rather the players were on board. While negotiating that issue, though, the players attempted to bring in a whole host of other changes that the league was not prepared to seriously entertain at this time.

That is to say, it’s not at all clear if the players are going to be willing to negotiate on a pitch clock alone right now, and, if not whether Manfred will simply flip the switch when the regular season begins.

For now, we just know it’ll be there in Spring Training.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.