GMs discussing head protection for pitchers

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Associated Press

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 7 at 8:02 PM

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — At their first meeting since a pair of pitchers were hit on the head by line drives, baseball general managers discussed ways to protect hurlers from injuries in the future.

Major League Baseball staff have said a cap liner with Kevlar, the high-impact material used by military, law enforcement and NFL players for body armor, is among the ideas under consideration.

"If we settle on something that is going to make sense, and obviously the pitcher has to be comfortable with it, we'll obviously put that in as soon as possible," MLB executive vice president Joe Torre said Wednesday.

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