• Sources: Interpreters able to approach mound

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 15, 2013
    Baseball owners approved a rule change last week, several sources have told ESPN, that would allow coaches and managers to bring interpreters to the mound this season for conferences with foreign-born pitchers who don't speak fluent English. When the Texas Rangers decide this season that it's time to go to the mound to talk with Yu Darvish, the manager or pitching coach won't necessarily be trotting out there alone. A series of rules changes proposed by the general managers in November and approved by the...
    Source: ESPN.com
    • New rules would ban 'trick' pickoffs, add interpreters

      A series of rules changes proposed by the general managers in November and approved by the sport's top executives at the recent Owners Meetings are awaiting ratification by the Major League Baseball Players Association.
      Source: MLB.com