- 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.
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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.