Major League Baseball will not expand its instant replay system this year, according to Joe Torre, the league's executive vice president of baseball operations.
Commissioner Bud Selig told the Los Angeles Times four months ago that expanded replay would be in place for the 2013 season "for sure." Torre told The Times that the timetable has been delayed one year.
"Next year, there will be something, for sure," Torre said. "It’s not like we're afraid to do something. I don't want to do something unless we feel like it's the right thing to do."
Torre, who is Selig's point man on the issue, said he understood the commissioner's oft-stated intention to broaden the replay system to include calls of fair balls, foul balls and trapped balls.