Insider Report

Assistance from the Dugout

Illegal Assistance from a Coach in the Dugout Coaches and players sitting in the dugout need to be aware of their rights and restrictions when assisting a player who catches and carries a ball into the dugout or an area near the dugout. To prevent a fielder from falling, any player or coach sitting in […]

Insider Report

Out on Interference

The Indians hosted the White Sox on September 19, 2015. In the top of the sixth, the White Sox had runners on second and third and one out when Rob Brantley hit a ball toward shortstop Francisco Lindor. Trayce Thompson, the runner on second advancing to third base, ran in front of Lindor and in […]

Official Rules of Major League Baseball

6.01 (b) (7.11) Fielder Right of Way

6.01 (b) (7.11) Fielder Right of Way The players, coaches or any member of a team at bat shall vacate any space (including both dugouts or bullpens) needed by a fielder who is attempting to field a batted or thrown ball. If a member of the team at bat (other than a runner) hinders a […]