Don’t get too excited about replay yet

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Yesterday word got around that Major League Baseball was going to expand replay.  We should probably just say that they’re maybe leaning that way. Here’s the official word from MLB:

To clarify, the Special Committee for On-Field Matters discusses many issues, but no decisions have been made regarding instant replay.

Which makes sense. The Special Committee for On-Field Matters has only been around for a year or so.  MLB Committees usually haven’t even ordered their first box of donuts and taken roll until a good year and a half have transpired.

Phillies sign Trevor Plouffe to minor league deal

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Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.

Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.

Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.