Major League Baseball has altered the pace of the game and new slide rules in the past year with commissioner Rob Manfred.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Major League Baseball’s players and owners are wanting to expand rosters from 25 to 26 players “in exchange for September roster limits, according to sources familiar with the collective-bargaining negotiations.”
Current rules for rosters:
Sept. 1 – Teams would expand their 25-man active roster to the include everyone on the 40-man roster.
The new limit would increase to 28, “and the rules would permit teams to swap out players, though not on a daily basis,” one source said.
In 2016, the Los Angeles Dodgers had a record high 28 players on the disabled list so adding another player could potentially help mitigate some of the short-handedness they experienced this season.
The concern that Rob Manfred has about this expansion is that the 26th spot could be given to a reliever. With that being said, it would not benefit the rule of speeding up the pace of the game.
The current CBA expires on Dec. 1.
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