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Orioles manager Buck Showalter doesn't see need to limit defensive shifts
Orioles manager Buck Showalter doesn't see need to limit defensive shifts

Orioles manager Buck Showalter continues to refine his array of defensive shifts — and to wonder why there is any talk of new rules that might restrict the use of them. He thinks baseball will adjust to the shifts organically and that there is no practical way to stop teams from using them. “I think that offenses will adjust to some of these defenses,’’ he said. “When we start talking about eliminating them and making them illegal, I’m not so sure we shouldn’t let the system try to correct itself.” “I’d like to hear the dynamic of how they’re going to put that in play. Are they going to put chalk lines and [say],...

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