Robot Umpires Debuting in Triple-A in 2022

Robot umpires are one step closer to being called up to the major leagues as they are expected to be used during the 2022 season in Triple-A.

A huge step in the sport as it's the long-lasting debate that continues with every blown call. MLB posted a job ad looking for new employees to operate the Automated Ball and Strike system. A background in IT is heavily required for that role as the coding would be off the charts. 

The MLB is looking for new staff for the Albuquerque Isotopes, Charlotte Knights, El Paso Chihuahuas, Las Vegas Aviators, Oklahoma City Dodgers, Reno Aces, Round Rock Express, Sacramento River Cats, Salt Lake Bees, Sugar Land Skeeters and Tacoma Rainiers.

The last time robot umps were used in professional baseball was in the Low-A Southeast League. Last season there was no minor league season and let's hope things can get off the ground this summer. It's worth noting the Major League Baseball Umpires Association agreed to be open to using robot umpires and work with the league to implement at the highest level.

MLB has confirmed that robot umpires will be used at various spring training ballparks in Florida, remain at Low A Southeast and are expected to be considered at non-MLB venues.

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