• New MLB rule bans home plate collisions


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Major League Baseball could put into effect a new rule before next season that would ban collisions at home plate.

    Reoccurring injuries from home plate collisions, such as concussions, have caused managers to consider eliminating the collisions from baseball.

    Managers are reviewing whether catchers can block home plate and if runners can target catchers.

    They will also decide what disciplinary action will be taken if the rules are broken.

    The new rule hasn't been written yet, but is expected to get approved before the 2014 season opens.

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