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Manfred: Tech for mechanical umps could become more feasible

NEW YORK (AP) – Major League Baseball can envision a day when mechanical umpires could be tested to call balls and strikes. Baseball has used computer systems since 2001 to evaluate ball-strike calls, and umpires responded by gradually realigning their strike zones back toward the rule-book definition. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred was asked Wednesday before the NL wild-card game whether…