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Major League Baseball plans to ban home plate collisions

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2006, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Delwyn Young, left, is out at home plate as he collides with Colorado Rockies catcher JD Closser during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Denver. New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, chairman of the rules committee, announced Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, that Major League Baseball plans to eliminate home plate collisions. He said player health and increased awareness of concussions were behind the decision.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
December 11, 2013 - 2:08 PM

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Major League Baseball plans to eliminate home plate collisions.

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, chairman of the rules committee, made the announcement Wednesday at the winter meetings. He said player health and increased awareness of concussions were behind the decision.

Alderson said the exact wording had not been determined.

He said the rule will be given to owners for approval at their January meeting.

Approval of the players' union is needed for the rules change to be effective for 2014. MLB could make the change without union approval for 2015.

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