MLB plans to open 2nd replay center in San Francisco

Jun 25, 2015 7:50 PM by Ross Field

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Major League Baseball plans to open a second replay center in San Francisco.

MLB opened a replay center at MLB Advanced Media's office in New York in 2008 and expanded it in 2014.

Speaking Thursday at AT&T Park, Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the sport will expand its facility at MLBAM's San Francisco office, located near the ballpark.

"At some point you want to have redundancy, meaning if New York goes down, there's someplace else you can go," Manfred said. "The proximity to the Silicon Valley for a technology company like MLB Advanced Media is very important, and it just makes sense in terms of the economics to do it where we have an existing facility."

He said the new replay room is in the planning stages and there was no firm date for it to open.

MLB plans to close its Western Operations office in Phoenix, which opened in 2005.

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