MLB confident players, umps will expand replay
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Major League Baseball is confident players and umpires will agree to an expanded instant replay system for the 2014 season.
MLB Executive Vice President Joe Torre said Tuesday he expects deals to be in place by January.
Virtually all umpires’ calls other than balls and strikes, and foul tips will be reviewable. It’s not yet clear whether umpires will be the ones reviewing the video at a central installation.
Owners are expected to give their go-ahead Thursday for funding the expanded replay.
Baseball started using video review in 2008 but limited it to home run calls.