• Kyodo


Nippon Professional Baseball confirmed Saturday it will go ahead with revisions to its home plate collision guidelines but only after explaining the changes to the players.

NPB had been leaning toward introducing the new standards — in which the guidelines will only be enforced in the event of a collision — after the All-Star break. That target might still be met when play resumes on Monday, provided the players agree.

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