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MLB still working on 'Chase Utley Rule' about slides

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Utley broke Ruben Tejada's leg on a dirty slide in the playoffs.

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Major League Baseball is still looking into a rule change stemming from the Chase Utley slide broke Ruben Tejada's leg in Game 2 of the National League Division Series. Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday that MLB has plans to change how runners slide into second base, though he didn't offer specifics as to what those changes will be, the Post reports. Any rule changes would have to be approved by the MLB Players Association.

Utley's slide—a late, hard slide that Mets players said was dirty after the game—started just a few feet before he reached Tejada. It was a tumble that came high and hard, and it was clear from the replays that Utley wasn't trying to touch second base at all. That slide started to turn players' opinion of takeout slides at second base.

Game 2 could have been the last game that Tejada played in a Mets uniform, as the Mets are reportedly considering non-tendering him.