The Can-Am League announced over the weekend that it will be adopting the extra inning rules used by International Baseball Federation (IBF). According to the league website:
“Beginning in the 11th inning, the player in the batting order immediately preceding that inning’s leadoff hitter will be placed on second base. The inning will otherwise proceed as usual, with each team getting a turn at bat.
Should the player starting the inning on second base eventually score, it will count in statistics as a run for the player and an RBI for the batter who drove him in (if applicable), but it will not count towards the pitcher’s earned-run”
Similar rules are in place for the World Baseball Classic and international games. No word yet on if this rule change will apply to the American Association or if they will apply to the inter-league games between the AA and Can-Am during the 2014 regular season.
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