Torre says MLB considered banning all collisions at home

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PEORIA, Ariz. — Joe Torre says Major League Baseball’s playing rules committee leaned toward banning all home plate collisions but concluded it would be unrealistic because contact between catchers and baserunners is sometimes unavoidable.

Torre, MLB’s executive vice president for baseball operations, spoke at San Diego’s spring training facility before meeting with representatives from eight clubs training in Arizona. Torre was there to answer questions and address concerns regarding the collision rule, which was announced Monday, and expanded instant replay for umpires.

Torre said when it came to the collisions rule, he had to “put the uniform back on” because there is never a perfect play at the plate and throws can make contact unavoidable.

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