Ball Star

Instant replay may not be ready for next season

Updated: 2013-10-07T04:37:16Z

By PETE GRATHOFF

The Kansas City Star

Major League Baseball executive vice president Joe Torre said something interesting Sunday night.

Torre is "hopeful" that baseball’s expanded instant-replay system will be ready next season.

“We’re not totally ready yet. We’re getting closer and closer,” Torre told reporters before game three of the Dodgers-Braves series in Los Angeles. “I’m pretty hopeful we'll have it set for next year.”

The plan calls for managers to have one challenge during the first six innings of a game and two from the seventh inning until conclusion. If a manager wins a challenge, he will retain it. Challenged calls would be settled at MLB headquarters in New York after replays are viewed.

Balls and strikes would not be reviewable.

To reach Pete Grathoff, send email to pgrathoff@kcstar.com

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