Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
CHICAGO (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday that the recent instances of pitchers injuring themselves while batting haven't changed his opinion that the sport benefits from the two leagues playing under different rules.
Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright tore his left Achilles and will miss the rest of the season, while Nationals ace Max Scherzer missed a start after hurting his thumb.
"I understand why there's talk because we had a couple pitcher injuries while they were batting," Manfred said before Friday's game between the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. "Over the long haul, I'm a status quo person on the DH. I think the difference between the two leagues is a source of debate among fans, and I'm a big believer in the idea of when people are talking about baseball it's a good thing."
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.