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Baseball’s Pitch Clock Has a Hidden Benefit for Players: More Rest

Learn how MLB's new pitch clock could benefit players by leading to more rest and reduced fatigue, as well as other potential effects on the game.

  • MLB's new pitch clock aims to shorten games by 20-30 minutes.
  • Shorter games may help prevent mental and physical fatigue in players.
  • Dodgers and Cubs managers believe pitch clock may result in players resting less, leading to more games played.
  • Teams will monitor data to see how pitch clock affects player health and performance.
  • Shorter games may also improve focus and reduce mental drift for players.
Baseball’s Pitch Clock Has a Hidden Benefit for Players: More Rest
Managers are hoping that shortened MLB games this season will lead to less mental and physical fatigue for their top players

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