MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said that the pitch clock will be tested out during spring training and that he wants to see it extend to the regular season but will work with the players union on that first. A 20-second pitch clock was introduced across Double-A and Triple-A in 2015, with an automatic ball used as a penalty. By 2022 Baseball will be a 3 inning game that lasts 30 minutes and every “fan” will finally be satisfied.
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Manfred said he is not committing to a pitch clock in the regular season at this point, but he can unilaterally implement it. He said he wants to come to an agreement with the players. Using it in spring training does not necessarily mean MLB will do so in the regular season.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 17, 2019