MLB is exploring new ‘sticky’ balls for its pitchers as advised by Bauer

The Major League Baseball is trying to innovate in various departments in favor of the game and its players and recently it was reported that the MLB is testing pre-sticky balls for its pitchers. This situation was something that pitchers had suggested in the past, including Trevor Bauer, who has spoken quite a bit about it.

Journalist Hannah Keyser from Yahoo! Sports reported in the last few hours that Major League Baseball recently sent sticky ball prototypes to their players for testing.

According to the information shared, New York Mets pitcher Rich Hill received these balls a week and a half ago, having been one of those chosen by the League to approve or reject them.

The decision that the MLB implement these types of substances in the balls was due to the multiple complaints that players have voiced after the measures against sticky substances were strengthened.

This is because the players themselves say that the use of them is beneficial for pitchers by preventing arm injuries and also for hitters, since it makes them less susceptible to being hit with a pitch.

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