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But ace David Price tried to make the slugger’s decision a little bit easier.

I’ve talked to him a couple of times, Price said recently. I told him we’d love to have him here.

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Before we get into the teams, though, there are a couple of things to keep in mind about the game and how the format has changed over the last few years. The game will be on Friday, Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.

Prior to suffering a partially torn quad injury that’ll keep him out of the game, Brogdon had built on his strong Rookie of the Year campaign from last season. He was shooting a 49 percent from the field with a true shooting mark around 58 percent. He’s creating less with Eric Bledsoe in the picture, but his production hasn’t dropped off.

Collins is having an underrated season in Atlanta. He’s shooting 58 percent from the field and has a PER of 19.2 鈥?that’s really good. If you give him the ball in the paint, he’s a guaranteed bucket.

The number of visits by catchers during games has increased in recent years, contributing to the average time of a nine-inning game stretching to a record 3 hours, 5 minutes last season, up from 2:46 in 2005.

Under the new rule, each team would get an additional mound visit without a pitching change for each extra inning. Trips will not count against the limit after an offensive substitution, to check on potential injuries or to clean spikes on wet fields. If a team is out of visits, the plate umpire may give permission for additional trips by the catcher in the event of a cross-up on pitch signals.

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MLB is eliminating the rules guaranteeing eight warm-up pitches before a half-inning in an effort to keep between-inning breaks to 2 minutes, 5 seconds for most games, 2:25 for regular-season games on national television and 2:55 for tiebreaker and postseason games. There are exceptions relating to injury and if the pitcher or catcher finishes the previous half-inning on base, at bat or on deck.