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Joe Girardi Says He’d Ban Shifts from Baseball If He Were MLB Commissioner

class="ui-droppable">New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said on Tuesday he would ban shifts in baseball if he was the commissioner of MLB, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPN.com.

"It is an illegal defense, like basketball. Guard your man, guard your spot," he said, comparing the shift to basketball's defensive three-second rule, per Marchand. "If I were commissioner, they would be illegal."

Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi lost his no-hitter in the seventh inning Monday evening after the Texas Rangers' Nomar Mazara hit a ball through the gap at shortstop that was vacant because the Yankees were running the shift.

While Girardi conceded that he would continue employing the defensive tactic ...

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