Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig on Monday ruled out increased use of instant replay by umpires to review close calls during the postseason this season.
Selig said he discussed the matter with the special committee of managers, management and ownership he appointed in December.
“I brought the subject up, as I always do with everybody,” Selig said. “I don’t get the feeling that there’s a lot of support for it, at least their conversations with me.”
Baseball instituted video review to assist umpires late in the 2008 season, but limited its use to whether potential home runs are fair and whether the ball went over the fence.
Chicago Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin remained hospitalized in Miami, a day after his season ended when part of a shattered bat wound up puncturing his chest.
Colvin was standing at third base in the second inning of Chicago’s 13-3 victory at Florida on Sunday when he was struck by a sliver of Welington Castillo’s broken bat. Castillo doubled on the play and Colvin scored.
A Cubs trainer said Colvin was hit in his upper chest, allowing air into his chest well and potentially into his lungs.