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Nippon Professional Baseball is looking to implement its new revised guidelines for preventing home-plate collisions in time for the start of the second half of season.

NPB secretary general Atsushi Ihara said Thursday chief of umpires Masato Tomoyose and his staff will visit the 12 teams to explain the reviews to managers and coaches, and will hold an internal rules committee meeting to gain consensus on July 16 when the second All-Star game is scheduled.

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