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Instant replay may not be ready for next season

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


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.

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