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MLB, USA Baseball Launch "Pitch Smart" Program

Imperial Valley News—November 16, 2014

In partnership with USA Baseball, Major League Baseball today announced the launch of its new "Pitch Smart" arm safety initiative for youth players. The announcement was made during the MLB General Managers Meetings.

Pitch Smart will strive to provide a comprehensive resource for safe pitching practices, offering a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help players, parents and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers. The guidelines were developed throughout the 2014 regular season, as MLB and USA Baseball collaboratively sought to pool the recommendations of many leading medical authorities in the sport in conjunction with baseball officials.

The Advisory Committee for Pitch Smart is comprised of (alphabetically):

Dr. Stephen Fealy, Orthopaedic Consultant to the Major League Baseball Players Association;

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