Report: MLB’s extra-inning, extra-runner rule returning for 2023, beyond
Baseball’s extra-inning, extra-runner rule is returning not just for the 2023 season, but for many seasons to come.
ESPN’s Jesse Rogers reports MLB’s joint competition committee unanimously voted to adopt the rule for the 2023 season and beyond. The rule was first introduced during the pandemic-shortened season in 2020 and approved on a season-by-season basis in 2021 and 2022.
How does the extra-inning, extra-runner rulework? If a game goes to extra innings, a player is automatically placed on second base to start the inning. This rule does not apply to MLB’s postseason.
Breaking: MLB’s Joint Competition Committee has voted unanimously to make the extra inning rule permanent for all regular season games moving forward. (2023 and beyond). A runner will be placed at second base at the start of every extra inning. Story coming at espn
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) February 13, 2023
Rogers’ also reported that the committee also “voted unanimously to allow position players to pitch only in extra innings, in the ninth inning when leading team is up by 10 or more runs or anytime when the trailing team is down by 8 or more.”
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