NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — We could see a new rule change coming to MLB about baserunners sliding into second base.
ESPN reports the negotiations between the players union and MLB “will get there” on how players should slide into second base.
According to ESPN, “there is a focus on ensuring that sliding runners either touch the base or make an effort to touch the base.”
ESPN reports both the league and players want to eliminate slides where the baserunner goes “beyond the effort” to reach second base in order to make contact with middle infielders.
Even though they are making strides, the union does not what to eliminate the aggressiveness of baserunners when they slide or try to break up a double play.
ESPN also reports there is questions about whether slides can be subject to review.