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MLB, MLBPA Announce 2019 Rule Changes Including Single Trade Deadline

Major League Baseball and the league's Players' Association have announced several notable changes for both the 2019 and 2020 season.

According to an official release, changes for the upcoming season will include speeding up the game by limiting mound visits and shortening the time between innings. There will also only be one trade deadline on July 31, eliminating the Aug. 31 deadline that featured players going through waivers.

The winner of the Home Run Derby will also now earn a $1 million bonus, potentially creating more interest in the event.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.