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Pitch Clocks, Shift Limits, Larger Bases in MLB's Future

A pitch clock is deployed to restrict pitcher preparation times during a minor league baseball game between the Brooklyn Cyclones and Greensboro Grasshoppers, Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in the Coney Island neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Major League Baseball is considering a pitch clock for next year along with shift limits, larger bases and restrictions on pickoff attempts.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A pitch clock is deployed to restrict pitcher preparation times during a minor league baseball game between the Brooklyn Cyclones and Greensboro Grasshoppers, Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in the Coney Island neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Major League Baseball is considering a pitch clock for next year along with shift limits, larger bases and restrictions on pickoff attempts. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Los Angeles (AP) -- Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and the rest of major league pitchers are likely to be looking over their shoulders next season — at a pitch clock.

Clocks have cut the length of minor league games by about a half-hour this year, and baseball officials appear certain to promote the timers to the majors.