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Selig says clarification coming on ball transfers

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CHICAGO ó Baseball commissioner Bud Selig says the sportís playing rules committee is working to clarify the rule on transfers by fielders on forceouts, which has caused some controversy in the first season of expanded instant replay for umpires.
Attending a game at Wrigley Field on Wednesday marking the 100th anniversary of the ballpark, Selig said he has not spoken with committee chairman Sandy Alderson, the New York Mets general manager.
Selig expects to hear back about clarifying the rule, adding ďgiven the fact itís new, yes, weíve had a little glitch here and there, but not much, and nothing that really affected a game,Ē Selig added.
With instant replay, there has been increased scrutiny on when fielders have control of throws as they step on bases for forceouts and then transfer the ball to their hands for throws in attempts to turn double plays.
ďI think itís done great,Ē Selig said. ďI donít think itís been a can of worms at all. In fact, I think for something new, itís been unbelievably good.Ē
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