MLB wants notice of lineups before stadium announcements

MLB wants notice of lineups before stadium announcements

NEW YORK (AP) — Major league teams this season must notify the commissioner‘s office of their starting lineups before they are announced at stadiums. The decision Thursday comes in response to the Supreme Court ruling that has led to more widespread legal gambling.

Through last season, clubs announced lineups as they wanted, some by posting in clubhouses, others in email to media, on Twitter or their websites.

Starting this season, a team must send the starting lineup to Major League Baseball’s data operations group 15 minutes in advance of whatever time the club plans to announce it.

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