Porter to be briefed on instant replay Friday
After the Astros finish the second day of full-squad workouts on Friday, manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley will take part in a meeting with Joe Torre, MLB’s executive vice president of baseball operations, and Peter Woodfork, senior vice president for baseball operations, to get the lowdown on instant replay.
Porter said the bench coaches from the Tigers and the Braves, both of whom train relatively close to Osceola County Stadium, will also take part in the meeting. MLB approved the use of expanded replay for the 2014, which includes managers being able to challenge calls.
Porter has been a proponent of replay.
“You have something in your pocket that can definitely impact the game, and we didn’t have that in previous years,” he said. “I’ve always been an advocate to do everything we can to get it right, and this is a huge step forward for Major League Baseball, given the amount of technology we have. It puts us in position get the calls right.”
In injury news, right-hander Jorge De Leon is nursing a strained right quad.
Friday was photo day for the Astros, which meant they took turns at various photo stations prior to workout: