According to ESPN, the MLB will implement a set of new rules for starting at the beginning of the 2023 season.
A pitch clock will be added along with defensive shift bans, pickoff throw limits, and larger bases.
There will be a 15-second pitch clock with the bases empty and a 20-second pitch clock with runners on.
For defensive shifts, there must be two fielders on each side of second base and they’ll have to have both feet on the dirt.
Pitchers will be allowed just two pickoff throws per batter plate appearances, with a third resulting in a balk call if it’s unsuccessful.
Base sizes will increase from 15 inches x 15 inches to 18 inches x 18 inches.
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