Major League Baseball accepted a proposal that calls for major changes in instant replay, but it will not become official until owners vote on it after the season, USA Today reported Thursday.
Commissioner Bud Selig said it was "a historic day" for baseball.
MLB vice president Joe Torre, Atlanta Braves general manager John Schuerholz and advisor Tony La Russa presented the instant replay proposal to all 30 ownership groups. They will vote on it at the owners meetings in Orlando, Fla., in mid-November.
The new, all-encompassing instant replay rules include allowing managers to challenge up to three calls per game. he league will have a central office with replay cameras and monitored by experienced umpires that crew chief can call upon for disputed plays.
---St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday.
The All-Star has been out with a sore right knee since July 30. Molina is batting .330 with a .374 on-base percentage, 30 doubles, eight home runs and 54 RBI in 98 games this season.
In other roster news, MLB.com reported that Cardinals minor league outfielder and top prospect Oscar Taveras is having season-ending right ankle surgery next week. The 21-year-old was limited to 47 games this season because of the injury.
---Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder, who has slumped the past two months, filed for divorce in May.
Fielder, who has been married eight years, filed for divorce from his wife, Chanel, on May 28, according to court records from the Orange County Clerk's office in Florida. The Fielders have two children and an offseason home in Florida. They were married in July 2005 while Fielder was playing with the Class AAA Nashville Sounds.
Fielder, 29, is in the second of a nine-year, $214 million contract with the Tigers. He is batting .262 with 17 home runs and 81 RBI but just .224 in his past 51 games.
---The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to call up reliever Brian Wilson this weekend, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Wilson, 31, signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers in July. He has been out the past two seasons while recovering from a second Tommy John surgery. He was the San Francisco Giants closer before he was injured.
Wilson has appeared in four minor league games since signing with the Dodgers. He has allowed one baserunner and struck out three in 4 1/3 innings.
---New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will be cut out of an animated film to which he leant his voice and likeness because producers were concerned that he would hurt the marketability and profitability of the film, USA Today reported.
The one-hour family film, Henry and Me, is financially backed by the Yankees. Reporters were shown of a clip of it on Wednesday. It shows Rodriguez hitting a home run for a cancer-stricken boy, who he then visits in a hospital.
Producer Joseph Avallone told the New York Post that Rodriguez only has a few lines in the film but is included in 49 scenes. His character will be replaced by former Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui.
---The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed reliever Drew Storen from Class AAA Syracuse on Thursday.
Storen was demoted to the minors a month ago after struggling this season. The 26-year-old was 3-2 with a 5.95 ERA in 42 outings before being sent down. He continued to struggle in his first three appearances in Syracuse but has appeared to right the ship in his last three.