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    Injuries, losses prompt MLB to seek collision ban 

    Dec 13, 2013

    MAJOR League Baseball officials are seeking a on ban home plate collisions to guard their investments- the players.

    The MLB rules committee voted this week to prohibit runners from plowing into catchers. The rule will take effect next season if the players' association agrees, and in 2015 if the union doesn't.

    "It's a great change. We protect our assets," Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said Thursday (Friday, Manila time) as the winter meetings ended. "Some of the things we've seen happen in the recent past — Buster Posey, concussions with Joe Mauer, Yadier Molina getting blown up, they are some of the best players in the game. They mean so much to their team — the financial investments involved. And more importantly, the health of the individual."

     

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