PHOTOS: MLB home plate collisions

PHOTOS: MLB home plate collisions

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BOSTON - APRIL 11: Jose Guillen #6 of the Seattle Mariners knocks the ball losing while colliding with Jason Varitek #33 of the Boston Red Sox at the plate on April 11, 2007 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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by BELO Affiliate

KING 5 News

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 16 at 11:46 AM

Baseball plans to eliminate home plate collisions, possibly as soon as next season but no later than by 2015. New York Mets general manager and rules committee chairman Sandy Alderson made the announcement Wednesday at the winter meetings, citing player safety and concern over concussions as major factors in the decision.

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