Earlier this month, Major League Baseball's competition committee voted to implement several rule changes for the 2023 season, including the installation of a pitch clock. As part of commissioner Rob Manfred's latest attempt to combat the sport's perceived pace-of-play issues, pitchers will have either 15 or 20 seconds to deliver their next offering, contingent on whether or not someone is on base.

MLB first tested out the pitch clock on the minor-league level, and the commissioner's office recently provided data to Ronald Blum of the Associated Press that indicated the average length of games has been reduced by 25 minutes.