MLB to use pitch clock in Double-A, Triple-A games
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Major League Baseball will use a pitch clock this season in Class Triple-A and Double-A games.
Commissioner Bud Selig made the announcement at the conclusion of baseball's owners meetings.
He said the decision followed a successful experiment with the clock in the Arizona Fall League.
MLB officials said details of how much time will be allowed between pitches and an announcement on other measures to be tested in the minors to speed up the game will come later.
The MLB is negotiating with its players' union on what speedup measures can be tried at the major-league level. Selig wouldn't divulge details of what's being considered for the majors because those talks are ongoing.