MLB notebook: Officials will study replay during WBC, camps
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 7:15 p.m.
• Major League Baseball intends to expand the use of instant replay for the 2014 season and will be studying which calls to review and how to do it. Joe Torre, an MLB executive vice president, said that league officials plan to visit Miami during the World Baseball Classic and spring training sites to examine camera angles and other factors that will help them develop a plan.
• There suddenly seem to be some questions about Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan's future with the Rangers. Speculation has been growing about Ryan, the team's president, since some routine promotions announced last week. General manager Jon Daniels and chief operating officer Rick George were given new presidential titles by Rangers ownership.
• The U.S. team played to a 4-4 tie with the White Sox in the first of two exhibition games leading up to the World Baseball Classic. First baseman Mark Teixeira will miss the tournament after straining his right forearm while swinging in the batting cage before the game.
• Jose Reyes, Hanley Ramirez and Robinson Cano homered, and the Dominican Republic amassed 28 hits in a 15-2 romp over Phillies.
• Three-time MVP Albert Pujols hit a pair of groundouts and struck out in his first spring training appearance of the year for the Angels, a 6-4 win over the Reds.
• Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal, 35, is getting a second opinion on his ailing elbow. General manager John Mozeliak said Furcal would be examined Wednesday by Dr. James Andrews. Furcal is out indefinitely after reinjuring the elbow he hurt late last season.
• Jail records said Red Sox left-hander Drake Britton was arrested in Fort Myers, Fla., for driving under the influence.
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