Atlantic League expected to test out robot umpires as part of MLB agreement

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Could robot umpires could be the future of baseball?

Baseball America reports the Atlantic League is expected to test out “robo-umps” as part of a deal with Major League Baseball.

The robots would have a tracking system to call balls and strikes as well as provide in-depth data about every pitch. It could also help speed up games.

A robo-ump has been used twice before in a professional setting; one game each in 2015 and 2016 in the Pacific Association. During those games, a former MLB outfielder voiced the calls made by the robot.

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