New gadget aims to communicate pitches and speed up games

NORTH PORT, Fla. — At the start of the spring, Major League Baseball introduced a gadget for its clubs to give a try: PitchCom. The electronic tool is a wearable device that a catcher places on his wrist, allowing him to deliver signs to the pitcher by pressing buttons. The pitcher receives the sign through an earpiece. The middle infielders and center fielder also do, so they know how to position themselves accordingly.

The whole point? Eliminate sign-stealing and make pitchers work quicker.

Kevin [Plawecki] was saying that it was good because of the timing,” manager Alex