MLB rule changes for 2017: No-pitch intentional walks, replay time limits now official

Major League Baseball didn’t get the sweeping rule changes it wanted for 2017, but there will be a few differences in how the game is played this season.

MLB and the players’ union on Thursday announced a series of adjustments, most of which had been previously reported.

The marquee change is the implementation of the no-pitch intentional walk, which will now allow a team to send a batter to first base without four intentional balls being delivered.

—Finally, first and third base coaches must now essentially stay within the lines of the coach’s box prior to each pitch, though they can move out of the box to signal during play as long as they don’t interfere.

“He’s positive and in good spirits, and Cheap Jerseys Mall he wants to be held accountable for what he did,” Cole told the Register. “He’s looking forward to his future.”

Marinovich was a record-setting California high school quarterback in the late 1980s and was profiled by Sports Illustrated as a teenager. His college career at USC got off to a strong start, as Sporting News named him its national Freshman of the Year in 1989, but quickly deteriorated after a rocky follow-up campaign. He was arrested for cocaine possession in January 1991 and entered that year’s NFL Draft.

The then-Los Angeles Raiders selected him with the 24th overall pick, but he played in just one game as a rookie and seven the following year before flaming out of the NFL amid concerns about substance-abuse issues. He later played in the Canadian and Arena leagues.

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