• Changes to the ball-transfer rule, which has been a hot topic of conversation, became effective Friday, and Farrell is glad there is some more clarity surrounding it.
There is no longer a requirement for a player to successfully remove the ball from his glove in order to secure an out.
"We are back to the way I think we all have seen the game unfold," Farrell said. "A catch is a catch. I think it's great that Major League Baseball has shown the flexibility [to change]."
Chris Toman is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.