Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, Albert Pujols and Huston Street met with Joe Torre, Major League Baseball’s executive vice president of operations, and Jim Leyland, a special adviser to the commissioner, before Tuesday night’s game to discuss a number of issues including instant replay and pace of game.
Scioscia said replay is “still evolving,” and that baseball is moving toward a system of standardized camera angles in every stadium and streamlining its use of super-slow motion so teams can get quicker access to those replays.
He also discussed with Torre his desire for a dedicated crew to staff the replay room in New York instead of rotating umpires through the central office. A permanent set of replay officials, Scioscia argues, would lead to more uniformity in calls.
“A lot of that has to be negotiated through the [collective bargaining agreement] and the umpires’ union,” Scioscia said. “To me, it makes sense, but I don’t know if it will eventually go there or not.”
Left-hander C.J. Wilson, who is contemplating season-ending surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow, was examined Tuesday by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, but a team spokesman said a final decision on a course of action won’t be made until Wednesday.
Wilson, who is guaranteed to make $20 million in 2016, the final year of his five-year, $77.5-million contract, said he pitched with the injury all season and had fluid drained from his elbow four times.
Over time, his range of motion grew smaller and the discomfort increased to the point where he was placed on the disabled list on July 31 for what the team diagnosed as “left elbow impingement secondary to arthritis.” Wilson is 8-8 with a 3.89 ERA in 132 innings over 21 starts this season.
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