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MLB reverses transfer rule

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Effective immediately, Major League Baseball is reversing the new transfer rule.

Under the rule, a player was not awarded a catch if he did not cleanly transfer the ball from his glove to his throwing hand. After players and managers complained, the league decided to revert back to the old rule.

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Now, if a player who catches a ball bobbles or drops it while transferring it from his glove to his throwing hand, it is considered an out.

MLB, the players' union and the umpires' union decided to revert back to the former interpretation of the rule after meeting.

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